In Summary
  • Mr Kahindi Charo, a resident, said they don’t believe their villages are as safe as the security forces have been telling them.

  • The IDPs are now appealing to the national and county governments to consider giving them alternative land at Katsaka Kairu.

At least 300 people displaced following terror attacks in Lamu are still camping at Katsaka Kairu three years after they were uprooted from their homes.

The displaced are mostly from Maleli, Jima, Kakathe, Nyongoro and Taa villages.

Despite being assured of their security, many of them are still reluctant to return to their homes.

In October 2017, the national government ordered the more than 2,000 IDPs to disperse and go back to their homes, saying their security is guaranteed.

However, a spot check by the Nation Friday showed that a section of the IDPs have not heeded the directive.

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