Uasin Gishu:Task-force to oversee implementation of KNCHR report!


Participants during a USAID Mulika Initiative held in Eldoret Wednesday.

County Advocacy, Dialogue and Mediation (ADM) in partnership with USAID Mulika Initiative and The Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM) North Rift region, Wednesday formed a multisectoral team that will address key contentious issues that emerged after the August 22 general election in Uasin Gishu County.

Some of the issues identified In the post-electoral process within the county includes the closure of the Champion’s Retail Market in Eldoret town that forced hundreds of traders to relocate to Kahoya and Bahati markets that have been declared unfit by the Kenya National Commission on Human rights report for lack of  key basic requirements  such as  lavatories and clean water.

The report further claims the county government erred in the indefinite closure of the market as traders were not accorded an ample time to relocate.

The multisectoral team will be pushing  for the  formation of  a task force  that  will spearhead  the implementation of the KNCHR report  regarding the  closure of the market, an exercise that will be conducted  between May and June this  year.

The multisectoral team will also push for the streamlining issues relating to labour and foreign studies that have in the recent past marred the Uasin Gishu County study abroad programs.

Hundreds of students scheduled to study and work in countries such as Finland and Canada have decried corruption and mismanagement of the programs by certain individuals within the County government

Over  8,000 candidates  have  also  been swindled millions of  shillings  by a recruitment agency that is currently  under probe by the Senate  standing committee on labour and social protection for conning unsuspecting youth  billions of  shillings with the promise of securing jobs  abroad .

Sheikh Mudrik Karama, Supkem chairperson Uasin Gishu County, affirms that the multisectoral team will also look into the rising cases of Alcohol and substance abuse.

“With the  Support  of  USAID  Mulika  Initiative  we will also be  looking into the issues of  Employment  at the  County level ,follow keenly on the  rights  of  Vulnerable groups including women, children,elderly and people living with disability” Said Sheikh Karama

The multisectoral team will address these issues  for a  period of six months.

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