IDPs living in Trans Nzoia demand to be resettled
Written by Eva Kimaiyo
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A section of the IDPs who are demanding to be resetlled by the government. [PHOTO|Eva Kimaiyo|West Fm]
Over 6000 Internally Displaced Persons scattered in different centers within Trans-Nzoia County have raised their concern over what they termed as neglect by the government.
The IDPs were misplaced from their homes during the 1992 and 2002 tribal clashes claimed that the government has ignored their plight.
Mr. Harrison Lusaka, the group’s chairman speaking on behalf of the IDPs now operating under the name Umoja Clash Victims Networks said “ Our farms were occupied by some members of a certain community and the government has failed to provide security to enable us return to our respective homes.”
They have described life as miserable and inhumane worse than refugees hosted by their own country Kenya.
The IDPs are currently scattered in major urban centers in the County.
The chairman further said the affected families are living in abject poverty and children not accessing education due to lack of fees.
The government and the local political leadership have been criticized of influencing the resettlement of people from outside the County while discriminating them in the allocation process.
The IDPs were gathered at immaculate Catholic Church - Kitale when they demanded their immediate resettlement.