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UhuRuto lied to Mau evictees

30 April 2015, 13:31 Jackson Okata

Nakuru - Kuresoi south MP, Zakayo Cheruiyot, has accused President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto of neglecting Mau evictees despite having assured them of their support during the 2013 campaigns.

Cheruiyot said that the two leaders have turned a blind eye on the thousands of evictees who are living in deplorable conditions after they were forcibly evicted from the forest.

Speaking Wednesday in Kuresoi town, Cheruiyot said that President Kenyatta and his deputy used the Mau eviction as a bait of getting votes from the Kipsigs community after they promised to compensate them if they elect them.

Read Also: Tanzania refutes claims of evicting 40 000 Maasai from Ngorongoro

“During the campaigns, Uhuru and Ruto told the Mau evictees that they would compensate them once elected but once they got into office they forgot about  and even went ahead to continue with the evictions. Thousands of people are being evicted from the Mau and they have nowhere to go and this is being done when one of their own is the deputy president of this country,” said Cheruiyot.

He wondered why people who were evicted from the Aberdare and Mount Kenya forests were compensated and resettled while those from Mau are not receiving any support from the government.

He threatened to lead the evictees back into the forest if the government does not resettle them soon.

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