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10 Apr
By: Evans Sirma 0 0

President Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto are scheduled to open a three-day investors’ conference and exhibition in Kapsabet.

Local leaders want President Kenyatta to address falling maize prices, displacement of families and unemployment when he visits the county Friday.
Mr Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto are scheduled to open a three-day investors’ conference and exhibition in Kapsabet.
They will also issue over 20,000 title deeds to residents who have never owned the documents since independence.
County leaders want President Kenyatta to order for the issuance of title deeds to farmers in six sub-counties and to compensate victims of the 2008 post-election violence from the region.
Tinderet MP Julius Melly Thursday said he expects the President to help more than 50,000 people get title deeds.
Land officials have been in Tinderet for the past few weeks demarcating plots ahead of the President’s issuance of titles.
Mr Melly said the families spirited out of government-owned forests in 2006 remain unsettled and most were squatters on road reserves while their children had dropped out of school.
UNABLE TO GET LOANS
Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter said poverty remained high in the county because farmers were unable to get loans from banks because they lacked title deeds to use as security.
Pastor Daniel Maina, the co-ordinator of IDPs in Nandi Central Sub-County yesterday said the people evicted from forests and those displaced by clashes had suffered long enough. He claimed they had not been compensated like their counterparts in other counties.
“Victims of the 2008 violence from Nandi Central, Tinderet and Serengonik want the government to speed up their compensation to ensure their families are fully settled,” the pastor added. Families displaced from forests include members of Ndorobo and Ogiek communities.
“The families were evicted from the Tinderet forest 10 years ago and their children have since dropped out of school because their parents don’t have proper income,” said Mr Joshua Kuto, the chairman of the Ogiek forest evictees organisation.
They asked the government to provide mobile clinics to the affected families to reduce water-borne and communicable diseases.

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