DP William Ruto’s trip of Kisii is set to raise temperatures over discrimination of 2007/8 Gusii PEV IDPs who have never been resettled to date. The community’s IDPs mostly from Kericho, Nakuru, Nandi and Uash Gishu were only given Kshs 10,000 and were forced to move out of the IDP camp in Ekerenyo and other places.
While IDPs from the Kikuyu community were given Kshs35,000 and a parcel of land the Kisii IDPs got just Kshs.10k, this is a big talk and it was among the issues that saw Jubilee garner only 20% of the votes in the 2013 general elections.
Other issues that makes Jubilee score poor in Kisii is discrimination in appointments to top government jobs. Uhuru has mistaken Kisii community for Nyachae family, he appointed Communications CS Dr Matiang to the cabinet at the behest of Nyachae and rescently made more appointments of Nyachae proteges to parastatals- this has not gone well with the community.
Unless Uhuru and Ruto address the the issue of IDPs and equitably share national jobs to Gusii community it will be a tough call to get even 20% of votes come 2017.