• Coordinator says their case raises weighty issues requiring a bench of three judges to hear it
• Petitioners claim the payments launched by President Kenyatta in June 2017 were made to non-IDPs while genuine ones were left out
At least 7,000 internally displaced persons are seeking to have their compensation case heard by a bench of three judges.
In an application filed by their steering committee patron Nemwel Momanyi, the IDPs also want relevant government officials cited for contempt of court for failure to respond to their suit.
“The county commissioner Nyamira, KCB bank manager Nyamira and James Evans Misati (purported IDPs leader) have never filed any response in this matter and they should be fined for contempt of court, ”Momanyi says.
Appearing before the Milimani law courts deputy registrar, Momanyi said their case raises weighty issues and they require a bench of three judges to hear it.
They are seeking Sh6.5 billion compensation money they say ended up in the hands of cartels.
The petitioners claim the payments launched by President Kenyatta in June 2017 were made to non-IDPs while genuine ones were left out.
They say Sh6.5 billion meant for IDPs was paid out to the wrong persons at KCB bank Kisii, Nyamira and Keroka branches.
Momanyi said: “We have been in court since June 2017, but we have failed to receive justice as a destitute group.”
They said the Nyamira law courts had been delaying the matter, prompting them to file the case at Nairobi's Milimani court.