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Category : IDPs
State Changes Tack in Acquiring Land for IDPs The Standard, Pg 21
Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011

The government has stopped buying farms to resettle IDPs. Special programmes minister Esther Murugi said IDPs will instead be asked to look for land and the government will buy for them. The ministry of land will carry out due diligence on land purchased to ensure it is above board.

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IDPs Intercept Lorry Ferrying Stolen Relief Food The Standard, Pg 26
Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011

 A provincial administrator in Kuresoi District is on the spot for allegedly colluding with his juniors to steal relief food meant for IDPs. According to the IDPs living on Kamara division, 94 bags of maize meant for distribution to them this month never reached them although the maize was r

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Sisters Sue to Block Sale of Land to IDPs The Star, Pg 16
Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011

Eight sisters have sued the government through the AG and the Settlement Fund Trustee and want the sale of land in Subukia constituency stopped. They have also sued one of their brother Philip Kamau who they accuse of colluding with the government in the land purchase without involving them.

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Limuru MP Asks Kibaki to Resettle IDPs for His Legacy The Star, Pg 12
Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011

Limuru MP Peter Mwathi has called on Kibaki to resettle the remaining IDPs for his legacy. He said this would be the best gift Kibaki could give Kenyans as his tenure comes to an end.

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IDPs want Compensation Speeded Up The Star, Pg 15
Monday, 12 Sep 2011

14 IDPs from Teso who were displaced during the PEV have appealed to the special programmes ministry to speed up their compensation. Led by Stanley Kiarie, they said they are yet to receive any penny from the government because their names were omitted from the provincial administration in Teso.

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IDPs to be Settled by Year End, Ministers Say The People, Pg 7
Monday, 05 Sep 2011

Ministers Esther Murugi and James Orengo have said all IDPs will be settled by December. They admitted that there has been challenges affecting the resettlement programme and affirmed that the next elections should not be held when the IDPs are still in camps. They were responding to issues raise

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IDPs Out in the Cold as Rain Destroys Tents The People, Pg 16
Monday, 05 Sep 2011

At least 300 IDPs at Gwa Kungu and Kasuku camps in Nyandarua are sleeping in the cold after their make-shift hmes were destroyed by heavy rains. They have been forced to move to higher grounds and they called on the government to provde them with new tents and sleeping materials.

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1200 IDPs Return to their New Houses in Rift Valley The Star, Pg 13
Friday, 12 Aug 2011

More than 1200 IDPs have returned to their newly constructed houses which they had abandoned for two years. Their old houses were renovated to entice them to go back.Most of the houses are located in Uasin Gishu County where 200 other houses constructed for them are yet to be occupied by IDPs. Ri

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