Riggy G vows to resolve historical injustices
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua says the government will investigate cases of historical injustices in the country.
He made the statement during the 117th memorial of former freedom fighter Koitalel Arap Samoei, adding his government is ready to listen to the concerns of Kenyans facing land and other injustices.
Mr Gachagua was responding to concerns raised by the Talai clan from Nandi County and other leaders from the greater Rift-valley who cited unresolved issues of land.
“The new government is keen to move away from the culture of inflicting pain and suffering on innocent citizens,” the DP noted.
During the meeting held at the Bears Club Nandi Hills Town dozens of leaders from the greater Rift Valley urged the new regime to help ensure vast lands under the control of multinationals revert to the landless local.
Mr Gachagua promised to hold talks with Talai elders and leaders from the areas to come up with lasting solutions.
The DP later laid a wreath at the Koitalel Mausoleum in Nandi town, where the remains of the freedom fighter lie.
Mr Gachagua said Kenya will be a nation of free people and an economically empowered nation of great heroes and heroines.
“We have the moral duty and obligation to hand to the next generation a greater nation than we received,”he said.
The Deputy President said Governments exist to serve the people.
“We meet here to celebrate a great man who lived and believed in freedom and in the future of the Nandi people and in the greater good of his people,”said Mr Gachagua.
Nandi Governor Stephen Sang said Talai clans remained landless after British multinational tea companies allienated most of their lands.
The companies pay sh 100 per acre yearly with the county raking Sh 13 million only.
“We have a lot of historical issues that need to be addressed and we need your support,” said Uasin Gishu Senator Jackson Mandago
Governors Wesley Rotich (Elgeyo Marakwet), Stephen Sang (Nandi), Jonathan Bii (Uasin Gishu), Dr Eric Mutai(Kericho) expressed the same sentiments
Also present were Senator Hillary Sigei (Bomet), Aron Cheruiyot (Kericho), John Methu(Nyandarua), and Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet/CS Roads