Nandi Governor urged to push for compensation from British government

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Nandi County Assembly Speaker Joshua Kiptoo addressing Nandi Council of Elders (Kaburwo) in a past function
Nandi County Assembly Speaker Joshua Kiptoo addressing Nandi Council of Elders (Kaburwo) in a past function

The chairman of the Nandi Kaburwo Council of Elders Mr. Benjamin Kitur has urged Nandi Governor Stephen Sang to speed up the process of pushing for compensation from the British government for the torture and loss of property inflicted on the Nandi community during the colonial period.

Kitur said the Nandi people and the community at large suffered a lot in the hands of colonialists and they must be compensated adequately citing that the community has begun the process of collecting evidence and they already have witnesses.

He argued that the British colonialists murdered their leader Koitalel Arap Samoei along other twenty-four elders at Ketbarak in Nandi hills, and others were detained as they forcefully acquired their fertile land and animals during the construction of Kenya-Uganda railway.

He revealed that the situation disrupted their way of life and till now, the community still feels the effects inflicted on them.

He appealed to governor Sang to steer the compensation process along with other reputable lawyers as he had started while he was a Senator, citing that the witnesses are very much ready and waiting for the procedure to kickoff. He further urged leaders in the country to opt for dialogue to solve the political issues.