IDP payments expose the shameless face of tribal State

Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru. Ms Waiguru, in whose docket the internally displaced persons (IDPs) compensation matter falls, has emphatically stated that ‘we can’t go back to the integrated IDPs’. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Nothing, after all, demonstrates the shamelessness of the tribalised Kenyan State like the story of the IDP resettlement and compensation programme.
  • In the latest disbursements to the IDPs in various camps in Nakuru and Uasin Gishu, each family was to reportedly receive Sh200,000 to enable them buy land.
  • Ms Waiguru, in whose docket the IDP compensation matter falls, has emphatically stated that ‘we can’t go back to the integrated IDPs’.

The clusters of internally displaced persons (IDPs) shanties doting certain parts of the Rift Valley have long stood to remind us of the shame of the post-election violence of 2007 and 2008, which killed an estimated 1,300 and uprooted 650,000 from their homes.

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