IDPs case fails to kick off a second time
02 March 2012, 13:18
A State Counsel from Attorney General Chambers petitioned
the court to set a new date to give an opportunity government agents mentioned
in the IDP case to appear. Those listed as defendants in the civil suit include the
office of the Attorney General, The State, PS Ministry of Lands, Special Programs and Finance as respondents in their application filed
by Kenya National Organisation for Victims of Ethnic Clashes.
The rights organization sought court orders to compel the State to pay for more than
100,000 acres of land that they had identified on behalf of their 350,000
members after displacements during past conflicts in various parts of the
country. The matter was scheduled to kick off
before High Court Judge Justice Mr William Ouko as more than 500 victims
jammed court precincts before proceeding to Nyayo Gardens where they were
addressed by leaders and lawyer Agrey Simiyu.
The case has for the second time
failed to kick of because when it was first came for mention the presiding
judge was absent. The petitioners include
Dr Peter Kinyanjui, Mr Livingstone Sowe, Mr Peter Tena, Mr Wilfred Manyara, Ms Margaret James and Mr
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