Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika has called on local administrators in Nessuit to ensure only genuine victims receive relief items provided after the skirmishes that broke in the area recently.
Speaking in the area on Saturday when she accompanied Njoro MP Charity Kathambi for a peace meeting, the vocal Nakuru Senator said relief food and other items are meant to benefit genuine families.
While citing the Solai Dam tragedy where local administrators were accused of interfering with the compensation process, Senator Kihika asked the local administrators in Nessuit to do everything above board.
“We have had cases in the past, for instance, the one in Solai where when it came to compensation, the real families that were affected were not on the list. So I call on the chiefs in this area not to let such to happen here. Make sure the items from the government reach these people” she said adding that she had faith in the chiefs in Nessuit to do the right thing.
“I, however, have a lot of respect and faith in the chiefs here and I believe they will do the right thing,” said the senator.
The Senator also appealed to the families in Nessuit, Njoro to embrace peace in order to realize development.
Kihika noted that whenever there is no peace, other sectors such as education are also affected and vowed to work closely with other leaders to ensure peace in the area and Kenya as a whole.
Senator Kihika whose late father Kihika Kimani started a school in Nessuit to embrace peace vowed to ensure the school Amani Primary will be constructed.
“It pains me when I see mothers, children going through hard times because there is no peace. As communities in this area we need to embrace peace. As a way of ensuring peace in the area together with other leaders we shall ensure Amani School is constructed and completed” she said.
During the meeting the two leaders donated items among them iron sheets, blankets and foodstuff to the affected families.
On her part Njoro MP Charity Kathambi vowed to ensure the communities living in Nessuit embrace peace.
She revealed that the Government through special programs under the Ministry of Devolution had donated foodstuffs and other items for the affected families.According to the Njoro MP the items will be given to the families as from Monday.
“I thank God that we are here because peace has returned in this area.Let me also assure you that the Jubilee government is committed and we have knocked doors in the Ministry of Devolution and the good news is that donations will come to you come Monday. But above all let us embrace peace so that we can realize development” said Kathambi.
Security was beefed up in the area following internal skirmishes that even saw lives lost.
A dusk to dawn curfew was later announced by security agents in order to ensure peace is restored in the area.
PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika,Njoro MP Charity Kathambi and other leaders at Nessuit,Njoro where they donated stuffs to the families affected by the recent skirmishes.