By Titus Too and Karanja Njoroge
The Talai clan wants the Government to support the community in its pursuit for social justice.
“Members of Talai clan currently living in Kapsisiywa are subjected to economic suffering owing to poor infrastructure and population pressure,” said Mr David Sulo, a descendant and a councillor.
Mr Kipchoge arap Chomu, also a descendant said the community should be compensated for loss of lives, property and land.
Chomu praised the government for allocating Sh58 million for the construction of a mausoleum in honour of Koitaleel.
At the same time, a civil society group wants the Government to compensate the Talai clan whose leader Koitaleel arap Samoei was tortured and killed by the colonial regime.
Ogiek People’s Development Programme Executive Director, Daniel Kobei said the clan was a victim of colonial oppression.
“We take exception that the government has further neglected the community,” he said.
Kobei urged President Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga to address the concerns of the community.
“For justice to prevail we shall continue to fight for our rights as marginalised groups in accordance with the Constitution which guarantees those rights,” he added.