The Star (Nairobi)

8 February 2013

Kenya: State Gives 10,000 IDPs New Homes

Special programmes ministry has spent Sh14 billion in resettling the 2007/ 2008 post election violence victims.

The Permanent Secretary in the Special programmes Ministry Andrew Mondo said the money was used to resettle Internally Displaced Persons at the camps and the integrated IDPs who lost their properties to the post poll skirmishes.

Mondo said IDPs who were in the camps formed groups of 20 households each through which the government bought them parcels of lands. So far the government has resettled 10,000 households in about 19,000 hectares of land.

Mondo was speaking yesterday in Siaya town during the official opening of a production workshop for persons with disability constructed under Western Kenya Community Driven Development and Flood Mitigation project through World Bank funding.

The PS who was flanked by Siaya DC Kepher Marube, expressed the government's commitment to ensure all the IDPs are resettled.

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