Uhuru “bribing” Gusii IDPs with compensation for votes, claim ODM MPs

President Uhuru Kenyatta hands over Sh358 million for Kisii IDPs and pledges another Sh472 million for those in Nyamira. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: The move by president Uhuru Kenyatta to compensate internally displaced persons has taken a political twist AS ODM legislators have termed it is away of gaining political mileage.

In a media briefing at parliamentary buildings on Wednesday, the MPs led by nominated MP Oburu Odinga and Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi, they said that the timing of president Uhuru to compensate the 2007/2008 poll victims is questionable.

They demanded for an audit to be done on the amount of money and the number of victims compensated so as to enhance accountability on the matter.

They also demanded that the compensation drive must be executed to other areas in the country that have not benefited from the kittty, so as to uphold fairness.

Elsewhere ,Northern Kenya MPs are calling on the government to deploy Kenya Police Reservists to secure areas along the Kenya-Somalia border, as it continues with its efforts in promoting safety.

The MPs gave the government a 7-day ultimatum to secure Mandera so that people can go on with their daily business uninterrupted.

Fafi MP Bare Shill and Garissa Woman Representative Shukran Gure said they are unable carry out their campaigns due to insecurity.

They called for a change in strategy in dealing with the resurgence of the Somalia based militia group, Al-shabaab, which has been carrying out attacks inside Kenya since 2011.