Turkana community accuses Nakuru County of discrimination

Turkana community accuses Nakuru County of discrimination

Members of the Turkana community are accusing Nakuru County Government of discriminating against them in the allocation of county resources and opportunities.

Speaking at Rongai in Nakuru, one of the representatives of the community, Mary Ekiru, complained that the county officials have always isolated them from county jobs and provision of essential services.

“The government still insists that our children and great grandchildren should go back to their ancestral land to get identity cards despite living and working here for so many years,” said Ms Ekiru.

Her sentiments were echoed by Cleophas Ekeno noting that it was high time the government recognize them and accord them the privileges they deserve as residents of Nakuru.

This comes barely two weeks after members of the same community complained to Senate Speaker Ekwe Ethuro that they were barred from voting in the county owing to the same reasons.

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Story By Elizabeth Asasha
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