Team to Settle Chaos Victims
The Nation (Nairobi)
7 March 2008
A new department has been established to oversee the resettlement
of internally displaced people in the country.
The new Directorate for Resettlement, plus National Humanitarian
Assistance Fund, are to assist internally displaced people in
farming areas to regain their livelihoods through provision of
free seeds and other farming inputs, President Kibaki said.
Speaking during official State Opening of Parliament, the Head of
State said the government was also designing an emergency
programme for economic reconstruction and restoration.
"The programme will mobilize resources locally and internationally
to be used in repairing and reconstructing infrastructure that
were badly damaged during the violence," he said.
The fund has an initial endowment of Sh1 billion for provision of
humanitarian assistance and resettling of the displaced people.
The post-election violence left more than 1,000 people killed,
300,000 displaced and property worth billions burnt or looted.
The displaced people are living in pathetic conditions in camps in
Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kakamega, Kisumu and Kitale. Others fled