Political leaders from the North Rift region led by Nandi governor Stephen Sang and his Uasin Gishu counterpart Jackson Mandago want the President of the Republic of Kenya His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta to honor his promise of setting up Kshs 10 Billion historical and injustices Fund.
The leaders cited that the president declared in parliament in his state of the nations address about four years ago that he was going to set up a Kshs 10 B historical and injustices reparation Fund to support the victims of historical injustices committed and meted by the colonial government and successive governments in Kenya, but to date five years down the line nothing has happened at all.
They affirmed that the first family that is supposed to benefit from the kitty is the Orkoiyot Koitalel Samoei’s family who suffered a lot along with others in the hands of the colonialists.
“As part of the president’s legacy, we want him to set up the Fund so that we can be able to compensate all the victims of historical injustices.” They demanded.
The duo moreover, wants the president to discuss and make it public the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation report (TJRC) that was done and never been made public up to now.
“What is it that is being hidden in the TJRC report? We want the president to make it public.” They said.
The leaders were speaking in a commemoration function of 116 years anniversary since the Murder of Nandi Orkoiyot leader Koital Samoei by the British.