Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka has pledged to champion for the rights of the Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs) in Bungoma County once Deputy President William Ruto takes over as the head of state.
Speaking while meeting a section of the 3,762 IDPs in Kimilili Sub-County, Lusaka stated that their petition was tabled in the Senate on 26/6/2019 but it had not been discussed conclusively.
Bungoma County alone has over 10,000 registered IDPs who were affected by 2007/8 post election violence.
Majority of them were displaced from My Elgon, Eldoret, Mumias and Nakuru and found a safe haven in Bungoma Town, Chwele, Mayanja, Kimilili and Kamukuywa markets.
The Kenya Kwanza gubernatorial candidate also asked Bungoma residents to re-elect him so that he can be able to complete the projects he had started in 2017.
Majority of IDPs were displaced from different parts of the country and they settled in peaceful cities, towns and market centres to as they sort for compensation.
They are calling on the government to resettle them so that they can also have time to develop themselves.
Led by the County IDPs Chairman Fred Kituyi, they asked Lusaka to speed up the petition so that they can get justice at long last.
The first Bungoma governor observed that he had heed to residents calls to come back and lead them for the prosperity of the devolved unit.
“When a man inherits a widow and same woman wakes up at night and visits her late husband’s graveyard, just know that you have failed as a man, so somebody has failed Bungoma county and that’s the reason why they are asking me to come back and lead them,” said Lusaka.
He pledged to revive trade loans, youth and women funds and also increase the free subsidized fertilizer from 750 bags per ward to 2,000 bags to help increase productivity in the agriculture sector.