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IDPs masquerading as President’s kin to defraud their colleagues

13 January 2015, 10:52 Steve Njuguna

Nyandarua - A group of integrated IDPs from Nyandarua County are demanding the arrest of several compensated IDPs who are using the President's name to register people as IDPs and using them as a tool for enriching themselves.

In a letter written to Nyandarua County Commissioner and the office of the Governor through their coordinator, James Mwaura Njoroge, the IDPs claimed that the individuals are masquerading as the President’s relatives to mislead vulnerable victims for their personal gain.

“These people claim to have been sent by the President, saying he promised to pay KES 1 million and KES 600 000 for those who have already received KES 400 000 or two and a quarter acres of land,” the Press Release read.

“We are surprised because these groups are getting the support of prominent people like the one who is claiming to be the President’s uncle and going by the name Muhoho Ng’ang’a,” the statement added.

The IDPs asked the Ministry of Interior to take serious action against the masqueraders who are tarnishing the President’s name yet they have already been compensated and are out to cause total confusion to the remaining genuine IDPs.

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“We would like to inform the authorities that people with self-interests and ill motives will not come out to pull down those who haven’t attained durable solutions,” the Press Release added.

Njoroge said they had submitted a list of the names of the remaining genuine IDPs to the Ministry of Devolution and Planning, and wondered why a fresh registration was being conducted.

The masqueraders, the statement said, are people with cases in court for misusing IDP funds, and selling relief food to enrich themselves.

“Why should these people who have received full compensation come back to the camps claiming for more money,” Njoroge posed.

Njoroge called on the government to vet and resettle all integrated IDPs adding that politics should not be entertained in the exercise.

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