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Government urged to resettle Mau evictees

06 November 2014, 13:14

Bomet - Bomet County Assembly Speaker Geoffrey Kipng'etich has called on the government to urgently resettle the remaining Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who were evicted from Mau forest seven years ago.

The Speaker said the IDPs were living in a very bad situation especially now that the area is experiencing heavy rains.

“The government should give these people alternative land as they are suffering … there is an outbreak of diseases in the area due to heavy rains,” he said.

Kipng'etich made the remarks in Konoin when he led a medical team from Divinity Foundation and the Kenya Red Cross to provide free medical care to the Mau evictees.

Read Also: Displaced persons in Eastern Africa fall to 9.6 mln

The Speaker further lashed at the government for not providing medical facilities to the evictees saying the area was inaccessible due to poor roads.

“The government should at least provide medicine to these people as the hospitals are far away from the area and inaccessible,” he appealed.

The more than 900 people who were evicted seven years ago still live in Kusumek and Chebugen camps.

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