However, we received a lot of families fleeing their respective areas of residence either their houses burnt or their houses looted or they escaped death narrowly. So far by the end of 31st December2007, we had 62 families camping at the Eldoret Friends church. Most of us who were in Eldoret brought our heads together in terms of how do we provide the security of the place and at the same time how to feed the group. We made several appeals where we found that the local Quakers responded urgently and later friends from Bristol also gave us some donations.
Total donations amounted to Kenyan Shillings 519,470.00.
The donation received from Bristol friends was used for relocation purposes for ten families.
Today, Eldoret is calm but not peaceful, however, some 8 families whom we have relocated to safer estates and their houses were burnt, needs to reconstruct some shelters for their families. After the relief committee assessing the areas of reconstruction, this has been approved. The budget for reconstructing 8 two roomed semi permanent houses each costing Kshs. 150,000.00 gives a total of Kshs. 1,200,000.00.
We appeal for assistance as we continue feeding the displaced and put up some shelters for the willing families. (Donations can be made through FWCC, AGLI or FUM.) This will go down to restore hope to some of the victims. After resettlement we shall have a rehabilitation process that will be followed by reconciliation. But the priority is reconstruction because the houses rented are temporary pending reconstruction and the local church may not be able to pay for the houses longer.
Your continued assistance will really help as we pray for long lasting solution.
Peace and Love.