Mau Mau veterans want Kenyans to boycott 2017 polls

Mau Mau veterans want schools, hospitals named after them
Mau Mau veterans want schools, hospitals named after them

Mau Mau veterans have threatened to mobilize Kenyans to boycott 2017 General Election if the British Government fails to compensate them for the injustices committed during the colonial period.

Led by national chairman of the Mau Mau Governing council, Field Marshall Ngacha Karani, they petitioned the Kenyan administration to push the British Government release the over Ksh400 trillion that it pledged to give as reparation for injustices committed during the colonial rule.

Mzee Ngacha stated that they will walk all over the country to mobilize Kenyans to boycott the elections because Kenyans have suffered a lot under the successive regimes that have kept giving false promises regarding the issue of compensation.

The chairman wondered why the Kenyan Government has refused to pressurize its British counterpart to hasten the process of releasing the funds, even after parliaments of the two countries had approved it.

He stated that they want all Kenyans beginning with those who were counted between 1949 to December 2015 to be compensated to a tune of Ksh96 million each.

Ngacha made the remarks during their meeting in Bondo sub-county where the Mau Mau governing council regional chairman for Nyanza region, Mzee Omete Nyanchoka, and the regional coordinator Alfred Otuori stated that it is only through that compensation that Kenyans will be saved from the yoke of poverty.

They added that this would also help in enhancing the country’s economic growth because it will help in reducing the Kenya’s debts, which currently stand at over Ksh2.1 trillion.

Siaya County chairman Paul Odhiambo Dok, who was also present, pleaded with residents of Siaya County to join them in pushing for the compensation by registering as members of the Mau Mau association to be able to speak in one voice.

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