NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 15 – Hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are back in the capital city once again to demand for resettlement money promised by the government.
The IDPs who camped outside Parliament said President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that Sh6 billion had been disbursed to resettle them.
“The President said Sh6 billion had been allocated to resettle integrated IDPs. It has been two years since that money was disbursed but we have not received that money yet,” one of the representatives explained.
The IDPs further expressed fears that Sh4 billion out of the Sh6 billion they were promised was missing.
They asked the President to intervene to ensure the Sh6 billion is intact.
The families said they would not leave the city until the President ensures that money promised for their resettlement is released.
“We have come here three times asking for our money. But when we come here asking for our money we are always taken in circles, and yesterday we were roughed up because of converging to ask for our money. We will not leave here until the President tells us that we are getting our money,” another IDP demanded.
The IDPs were those who moved to live with relatives and friends after the 2007/8 Post Election Violence in Kenya.