"The last we want to hear is that they are unwilling to give us the Sh450,000. If the Government cannot buy land for us, they shouldnât hesitate to sort us individually," she charged.
The fact that some landowners have hiked prices for their land has also been a major hindrance to speedy conclusion of exercise. Some IDPs have also resisted being resettled in remote areas especially those who were displaced from urban and peri-urban areas.
Molo MP Joseph Kiuna says the Government should stop withholding funds meant for IDPs.
"Like the biblical pilate, let the Kibaki establishment should was her hands and release the Sh450,000 to individual IDPs so they can vacate their temporary homes and go settle where they deem fit even if its Migingo. After all, every Kenyan has a right to settle anywhere," Kiuna said. The legislator also lashed out at rogue politicians and corrupt officials whom he said are frustrating the exercise.
"Some selfish politicians have been inciting residents against welcoming the resettlement initiative, evoking hostility while some officials have been submitting to the Government a counterfeit list of IDPs in the process benefiting their kith and kin," he said.