Kenya Seeks Review of Rwanda, Uganda Poll Violence Claims

The traders, from the  EABC had earlier agreed on Ksh4.75 billion compensation

Kenya is seeking review with Ugandan and Rwandan traders as the government  seeks to cut the compensation bill arising from the post-election violence that swayed the country eight years ago.

The traders, buy from East African Business Council (EABC), visit had earlier agreed for Ksh4.75 billion ($47.5 million) .The Kibaki administration convinced them to drop their bid to challenge Kenya in an international court.

Just months before Mr. Mwayi Kibaki’s term ended as the chairperson of the East African Community head of state summit the deal was made

The treasury has not stated publicly why it has not honored the deal, cialis 40mg there has been grumbling that some traders may have overstated their losses.

Rwandan and Ugandan traders who majorly rely on Mombasa port estimated their losses in 2007/8 which came up to close ksh20billions. They have accused Kenya of putting their case on the back banner since Mr. Kibaki left office.

12 trades from Uganda and 1 from Rwanda were the only ones who managed to present evidence of the losses they incurred on the Kenyan boundaries making them all 13traders though the EABC says the number has risen to 16.

Kenya plays a major role in the trade of many countries including Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo south Sudan, DR Congo and some parts of Tanzania too

Deputy President William Ruto reportedly directed Treasury secretary Henry Rotich to convene another meeting with EABC “as soon as possible to solve the issue once and for all”.

He also named a team including Internal Security secretary Joseph ole Nkaisserry, Attorney-General Githu Muigai and officials of other relevant agencies. After the EABC officials paid a courtesy call at his Karen residence.

The EABC also requested Kenya to guarantee the regional business community that it will enhance security of property transiting through the country during the coming election in 2017.


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