More than 2,500 Mau Forest IDPs have threatened not to vote for President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying they were left out of the resettlement process. The internally displaced persons were kicked out of the forest in Kuresoi by the Grand Coalition Government in 2008.
On Sunday, they were left out of the list of those to be compensated in July as announced by Deputy President William Ruto. Their chairman Robert Mutai claimed the Jubilee government promised to compensate them in 2013 but that this has not been done.
“Ruto has been laying the blame of forceful eviction on NASA leader Raila Odinga but we have proven he is worse than Raila,” Mutai told journalists in Nakuru town on Tuesday. Officers burned their houses, they said, adding many are poor while others have suffered diseases that have claimed several lives.
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