Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to operationalize Sh10 billion fund for victims of historical injustices.
According to Governor Sang, President Kenyatta had promised to allocate the funds toward solving historical injustices in the country.
He however said to date, the fund is yet to be operational and the hiatus implementation is at the expense of victims who continue to suffer immense neglect.
“I want to urge President Kenyatta to implement the Sh10 billion fund meant for victims of historical injustices,” said Sang who spoke on Friday in Singoronik, Kericho County, during the burial of the Late Joseph Elly Sigilai, a human rights defender who pursued justice for members of the Talai clan.
“We continue to lose these victims through the impoverishment by the colonial government and since the need to address historical injustice has the backing of the constitution, this must happen now,” added Sang.
The burial was also attended by Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony, Senator Aaron Cheruiyot(Kericho), Susan Kikwai(Deputy Governor, Kericho), Former Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto, MPs Kisengeret Koros(Soin Sigowet), Nelson Koech(Belgut) and MCAs drawn from Nandi and Kericho counties.
In his State of the Nation address in April this year, President Kenyatta had asked parliament to pass the fund aimed at healing wounds caused by ethnic-related violence.
He said he would designate the Sh10 billion to heal the wounds of historical grievances which have strained communal relations in the country.
The funds, once operational, will also be channeled to the construction of heritage sites across the country to preserve the history of Kenyans.