Matasia dam which is commonly known as “Esilanke” has burst its banks. The dam which was rehabilitated at a cost which a former committee member claimed was Ksh13 million is barely one year old since the work was completed.
Elveza Media published a story last year of how some residents feared the inevitable collapse of the dam due to what they claimed was poor works. Some of the elders our reporter spoke to but did not wish to disclose their identity and use the public land next to the dam for cultural activities, expressed dissatisfaction with the quality of work which was done.
The project was executed by Dido and Sons Ltd and commissioned by the State Department of Irrigation as part of Kenya Vision 2030. The elders together with some area residents our reporter interviewed, requested Kajiado North member of parliament Hon. Joseph Manje to give a statement over the status of the dam.