(Ms Lydia Chepkoech Kigen receives two diary cows from residents. Photo courtesy)
You all remember a photo of a 50-year-old Lydia Chepkoech Kigen who area chief, Kipkurui Sang, from Turbo Constituency in Uasin Gishu County showered with a locally brewed alcohol otherwise known as busaa while seated on a wooden bench at her home located in Skyline village in Ainabkoi.
According to the Ms Lydia Chepkoech who is also physically challenged, she brewed busaa so that she could get the money to pay her casual labourers who were tending to her farm; “I had prepared the brew to sell in order to get some money to pay casual labourers who had ploughed my farm” she told Nation Media on April 15.
She explained further that, “I did not start selling busaa out of choice. I am poor; I need income. I am ready to stop if someone can support me to start an alternative business to feed my children,”
As Kenyans are still waiting for justice to be served to her after the great embarrassment by the area chief and over 10 administration police who accompanied him that fateful morning, residents have bought her dairy cows so that she could sell milk instead of busaa.
“She promised to not let them down.” A neighbour who witnessed the short ceremony said.
The office of the Ombudsman under the leadership of Florence Kajuju had promised to investigate the matter and ensure justice is served.
“We will take necessary action against the chief if it is true he did that,” she was quoted saying at a past interview.