Es**blish kitty for banditry attack payout, MPs demand

Monday, April 15th, 2024 00:30 | By
Security officers patrol Kainuk area of Turkana County. PHOTO/Wycliff Kipsang

Some MPs from the bandit-hit North Rift region want the government to set up a compensation fund for victims of banditry attack.

The legislators argued that so far, the victims have been left on their own as the compensation promised by President William Ruto has not been effected.

 They sought to know why the government was compensating people who lose lives through calamities such as floods and fire among others, leaving out those who suffer in the hands of bandits.

Led by Tiaty MP William Kamket (pictured), they pointed out that business people have also lost money and their stock to security officers who allegedly loot during operations.

 Said Kamket: “The government should establish a fund where money for compensating people who lose lives and property and incur injuries following attacks by bandits would be drawn from.”

New ministry

 Speaking when they appeared before the National Assembly Cohesion and Equal Opportunities chaired by Mandera West Hassan Adan Yussuf, the MPs also proposed the creation of a legislation that will safeguard the National Police Reservists Unit, remodel the unit, define their roles and enhance their training.

They further proposed the establishment of a ministry dedicated to deal with issues of the North Rift region equivalent to the Ministry of Karamoja Affairs of Uganda.

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