Compensate us for colonial injustices, Sang tells British


Stephen Sang
Stephen Sang

Nandi County elders have lauded their senator, Stephen Sang, for championing for the compensation families that suffered colonial injustices at the hands of the British.

In a special ceremony performed by elders at Kapsabet town, the leaders bestowed blessings upon Sang and they mandated him to spearhead the compensation agenda.

Nandi Assembly Speaker Edwin Cheluget, several Members of County Assembly (MCAs) and over 400 elders drawn from the county unanimously agreed to sue the British government over historical injustices meted against the Nandi in the colonial era.

They said that although the Nandi community resisted British rule, most of the freedom fighters’ families remained in poor with many being squatters in their own land.

The elders said that they are pursuing the suit so that they can hold the British government accountable for the actions of the colonial administration.

Sang stated that thousands of rural communities were forcefully evicted from their fertile ancestral lands rendering most of them landless.

The senator said that the historical land injustices have contributed greatly to the land disputes that the county is facing today. He asked the National Assembly and the Senate to expedite the process of enacting the Community Land Bill and the Historical Injustices Bill.

The senator mentioned that a technical team comprising of lawyers is being assembled so as to take the fight to British courts.

The senator mentioned that a technical team comprising of lawyers is being assembled so as to take the fight to British courts.

He also maintained that land currently occupied by multi nationals belonged to residents and any efforts to renew their leases will be met with unrivaled resistance.

This comes three weeks after Uasin Gishu and Nandi county leaders demanded the British government to compensate over 20,000 Kenyans with Ksh80 billion for atrocities meted against them besides loss of livelihood.

This comes three weeks after Uasin Gishu and Nandi county leaders demanded Ksh80 billion compensation for atrocities meted against them by the colonial government.

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