Thousands of IDPs comprising of post-election violence victims and forest evictees gathered at Maraba market in Tinderet, urging the government to speed up the compensation process.
The IDPs maintained that displaced persons in Nandi have to be compensated for the suffering and losses they incurred during the chaos and forest evictions.
They said that they heeded to a directive by the national government that all the IDPs to move out of the camp and go to their respective lands while others get compensated but up to now, no one has been compensated.
Hellen Ochabedi Kipkurere, a forest evictee and victim of 2007-2008 post-election violence said they have not received any compensation from the government. There are several integrated IDPS that have not been compensated. When people were evicted from the forest, a large number of evictees took refuge at the tea estates making recognition near impossible.
Margaret Gathoni Wangoto, the IDP national board member revealed that over 5000 integrated IDPs in Nandi County are in dire need of compensation. She said that a section of forest evictees have already received money and are living well.
Wangoto urged the government to speed up the resettlement of integrated IDPS in Nandi just like IDPS in other parts of the country. James Lagat accused a section of leaders who have been moving round politicking the issue of IDPs. He warned those using IDPs issue for political mileage adding that jubilee government had done much to resettle them.
He warned those using the issue of IDPs for political mileage adding that jubilee government had done much to resettle them.