In Summary

  • They converged at the Kenya Assemblies of God (KAG) Church in Kiambaa Village on the outskirts of Eldoret Town.
  • Githuku appealed to the government to compensate integrated IDPs.
  • This will empower them to engage in meaningful socio-economic activities to improve their lives, he said.

Survivors of the 2007/2008 post-election violence in Uasin Gishu County have cautioned politicians against propagating hate speech during the ongoing campaigns ahead of the general elections.

The survivors Wednesday converged at the Kenya Assemblies of God (KAG) Church in Kiambaa Village on the outskirts of Eldoret Town where 38 people were burnt to death on January 1, 2008.

Led by their Chairman Joseph Githuku, the survivors, numbering about 200, warned against the revival of crimes against humanity cases at the International Criminal Court (ICC) saying this could ignite animosity against various communities in the country.

“Most of the post-election violence victims are still in a healing process and attempts to revive the ICC cases will open old wounds and incite Kenyans to kill each other,” warned Mr Githuku while cautioning leaders against politicising the emotive land issue.

Mr Joseph Githuku, the chairman of a group of Kiambaa PEV survivors. He has called on the government to compensate all integrated IDPs. PHOTO | DENNIS LUBANGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Mr Joseph Githuku, the chairman of a group of Kiambaa PEV survivors. He has called on the government to compensate all integrated IDPs. PHOTO | DENNIS LUBANGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

INTEGRATED IDPS

He appealed to the government to compensate integrated internally displaced people so as to empower them to engage in meaningful socio-economic activities to improve their lives.

“Land remains an emotive matter and offering alternative settlement for the IDPs will empower them economically and promote peaceful coexistence,” said Mr Githuku.

He lost his wife and child during the 2007/2008 post-election violence which claimed 1,333 lives and displacement of thousands of families across the country.

MONITOR HATE SPEECH

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