Kenya: Electoral Violence Operations Update No. 63
This Operations Update (No. 61/2008) reflects the information available at this time.
- On 4th January 2008, the Kenya Red Cross Society issued a Preliminary Appeal No. 1/2008 for Ksh 957,127,906 (US$ 15.4 million) (1US$=Ksh 62) to assist 500,000 beneficiaries for one (1) month.
- On 25th February 2008, the Kenya Red Cross Society issued a Revised Appeal No. 2/2008 for Ksh 1,532,556,939 (US$ 21,893,671 million) (1US$=Ksh 70) to assist 300,000 beneficiaries for eighteen (18) month.
- On 21st April 2008, the Kenya Red Cross Society issued a 2nd Revised Appeal No. 3/2008 for Ksh 1,610,019,273 (US$ 25,555,861) to assist 300,000 beneficiaries for eighteen (18) months. Visit http://www.kenyaredcross.org for all the information on the above appeal narratives and budgets.
For further information specifically related to this operation please contact:
Mr. Abbas Gullet, Secretary General, Kenya Red Cross Society, Email; email@example.com Phone 254.20.60.35.93; 254.20.3950.000 Fax 254.20.60.35.89
Dr. James Kisia, Deputy Secretary General, Kenya Red Cross Society, Email; firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 254.20.60.35.93; 254.20.3950.000 Fax 254.20.60.35.89
Mr. Anthony Mwangi, Public Relations Manager, Kenya Red Cross Society, Email; email@example.com Phone 254.20.60.35.93; 254.20.3950.000 Fax 254.20.60.35.89
All Kenya Red Cross Society assistance seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct and is committed to the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response in delivering assistance to the most vulnerable. For support to or for further information concerning the Kenya Red Cross Society programmes or operations, or for a full description of the Society's profile, please access the Kenya Red Cross Society Website at http://www.kenyaredcross.org or the Federation's Website at http://www.ifrc.org
Kenya Red Cross and the government launched a house reconstruction project targeting the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who have resettled back in their homes. On 23rd June 2008, the Kenya Red Cross unveiled ten houses in Matharu village in Uasin Gishu District, five for one community and five for the other community that had fought earlier in January 2008. Kenya Red Cross will reconstruct upto 1,000 houses, each at a cost of Ksh 70,000. Kenya Red Cross facilitated a tour by journalists to view the model houses being constructed for IDPs.
The media extensively reported protests by some IDPs in Naivasha camps over what they termed forceful resettlement by the government. Those interviewed by the press cited lack of security in their homes as a major worry among the IDPs. However, the resettlement exercise went on smoothly in parts of Uasin Gishu and Lugari districts. The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, in its report this week, claimed that the resettlement exercise had violated humanitarian rights, especially as it was not voluntary and was not preceded with peace building efforts in the affected areas. According to Kenya Red Cross, there are currently 71,845 IDPs in 102 IDP camps countrywide, as of 24th June 2008.