Integrated IDPs threaten to sue government

Victims of the 2007/2008 post-election violence who were integrated into the society in Siaya have threatened to sue the government for delaying to remit their compensation.

The secretary of the Siaya county Integrated Internally Displaced Persons network, Philip Onyango Oduol lamented that the Sh. 35 million that the government released in June last year only benefited a fraction of the 701 people meant to benefit.

Just a few of the intended 701 beneficiaries got the Sh. 50,000 payment meant for each beneficiary, said the secretary as he called on the government to send additional funds.

Speaking during a meeting in Siaya town, Oduol said the government has been quietm and it was not clear when the others will get their dues.

He said that they intend to seek legal intervention if the Ministry of Interior will not have released the payment within the next two weeks.

Siaya IDPs network treasurer, Milkah Achieng Abol lamented that the long wait for compensation has seen several of their members die without getting what was due for them.

She appealed to the government to work out modalities where the deceased persons’ next of kin will get the compensation.

It has been difficult trying to introduce the next of kin of the deceased to be considered for compensation she said.

Source: Kenya News Agency