Integrated Displaced Persons seek safety assurance as election nears

June 26, 2017 (4 weeks ago) 3:00 pm
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President Kenyatta handing over a Sh358 million cheque to Integrated Displaced Persons at Masimba in Kisii where he urged Kenyans to never again engage in acts that will create displacement of people/PSCU

, NAKURU, Kenya, Jun 26 – People who were affected by the 2007/08 Post Election Violence have asked the government to monitor potential spots of violence before, during and after the August 8 General Election.

The Chairperson of the Internally Displaced Persons, Peter Tena has called on the Inspector General of Police to ensure enough security agents are deployed.

Tena said any attempts to evict communities from their homes should be dealt with.

Laikipia, Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia, Nakuru and Elgeyo Marakwet have been earmarked as volatile counties where security needed to be beefed up.

Tena said police should ensure that no political meetings and campaigns are held at night to eliminate fears.

He said the government should expedite allocation of the 170 parcels of land that were purchased across the country for resettlement of IDPs before the General Election as they may be lost during the transition period.

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