The East African Business Council (EABC) demands Kenya to compensate Uganda and Rwanda traders whose properties worth over $47 million were destroyed during the 2008 post-election chaos.
Sixteen Ugandan and Rwandan traders who saw their trucks and goods destroyed along the Northern Corridor (Nairobi-Eldoret-Kampala highway), have been suffering in silence after their eight years-efforts to get their compensation through diplomatic channels, have born no fruits.
In its engagement with Kenya’s Deputy President, William Rutto in his residence at Karen in Nairobi on Tuesday, the EABC sought an update on the issue of compensation for Ugandan and Rwandese investors.
“We would like to know the status of the compensation of the Ugandan and Rwandese investors who lost property and goods worth $47, 557 081.00 as a result of the 2007/2008 post-election violence following the Kenyan general election” presented the EABC CEO, Ms Lilian Awinja.
The EABC, an apex body of business associations from the five East African partner states, also underscored the importance for Kenya to enhance peace and security along the Northern Corridor, as a major transit route.
-Tanzania Daily News
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