State ordered to respond to compensation case


Government is yet to respond in a case filed by 7,000 displaced persons from Nyamira and Kisii counties.

At the Milimani law courts yesterday, Justice Hedwig Ong’udi directed the state to file a response before November 24. The case in which the IDPs are seeking compensation was being heard by Justice Weldon Korir before he was transferred. The IDPs sued the state in 2017.

The IDPs, led by Rev Nemwel Momanyi, claim Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and PS Karanja Kibicho have declined to compensate them.

The case will be heard on October 24, 2021.

The IDPs have also attempted to present their petition to the Senate and National Assembly in vain. 

On June 6, 2017, President Uhuru Kenyatta released Sh358 million for compensation of IDPs in Kisii County.

The president later handed over another Sh472 million to displaced people in Nyamira.

Uhuru said the beneficiaries were the last batch of people displaced by the violence.

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