Nyakinyua Displaced people return home

 Though without a roof, a shop has been reopened at Nyakinyua trading centre where he has used a tent as a roofMost victims of elections related violence have relocated to camps near their farms. For Nyakinyua, one of the hot spots of the violence, they are camped in 2 smaller camps wit mixed feelings. Nyakinyua displaced people who were happy to return near their farms after four months of agony in the camps are grateful to breathe again the breeze that had been withdrawn from them.  Compared to life in the camps, the residents feel appreciative of normalcy that is stealthily coming back.  One of the displaced persons was heard saying, “we feel warmed up, being at home and alive despite the losses of property and livelihood.”  Said Mr. Githaiga.  Although the months before had been rough and hard for the displaced persons, the people at Nyakinyua are willing to start farming their plots for food security.
 The Molo IDPs Support and Coordination Committee (MISCC) visited the place Happy to be back home, these two gentlemen have pitched a tent in their home compoundas one of its follow-up and monitoring programmes to encourage and support the IDPs as they settle back and restart life in their farmlands.
 Camping of Nyakinyua residents near homes gives them the courage to attend to their farms and prepare the already late cultivated plots.  Food has been quite limiting and people are hungery in these camps. Another limiting factor to realization of resettlement initiative is that both sides have not been prepared for peace building.  There are places where fences to private plots have been removed which give direct access to livestock to the other peoples, farms.  This unless attended to, could “brew” another conflict once crops are planted in those plots.
Young children give a helping hand to their mother as she prepares supper at Nyakinyua camp near their home Nyakinyua School has not opened and was victim of the violence and people are lacking school to take their children.  MISCC is consulting with Ministry of Education and other players towards intervening in making learning facilities available. Tents are still a challenge to accommodate the population that has camped near their farms.
 As the clouds begin to gather up for the heavy rains, there is lack of farm tools for land preparation.  The process for peace building, recovery and reconciliation needs to be stepped up.  MISCC is working out formula for “fast tracking” food security and community development. 


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