Isa­hakia com­mu­nity to be re­set­tled in an­ces­tral land af­ter 50-year ‘painful wait’

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General -

The state will set­tle mem­bers of the Isa­hakia com­mu­nity in Naivasha, who have waited to be set­tled for more than 50 years. Last week, com­mu­nity rep­re­sen­ta­tives were hosted by Pres­i­dent Uhuru Kenyatta in State House. Com­mu­nity mem­bers met in Naivasha to mark the day and thank the gov­ern­ment. The com­mu­nity, work­ing as porters, ar­rived in Naivasha in the 1800s with Lord De­lamere and was among the first com­mu­ni­ties in Naivasha. For years, they have cried foul af­ter their land and cat­tle were con­fis­cated by the colo­nial gov­ern­ment and they say they have never been com­pen­sated. Speaking in Naivasha, com­mu­nity chair­man Ali Faarah said their jour­ney has been long and painful, and fi­nally jus­tice will be done. Past gov­ern­ments have not re­set­tled them, he said, thank­ing Uhuru for stop­ping fur­ther suf­fer­ing of the com­mu­nity.

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