The decision to close camps for Kenyans displaced by post-election violence was hasty and has left thousands in Rift Valley Province stranded at transit camps or yet to fully resettle on their farms, according to activists. “Despite most of the displaced leaving the camps to go to their farms or to transit camps, we haven’t achieved the peace we wanted,” Mark Mwithaga, a member of the Nakuru District peace committee, said. Peace activists say many of the IDPs were still traumatized and without assistance – a situation described by Samson Ndungu, a member of the Nakuru peace committee, as “negative peace.” (IRIN)

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