Boniface Mwangi to open M-Pesa shop with #WeAreOne money
18 June 2015, 11:26
Nairobi - Boniface Mwangi will be the second beneficiary of the #WeAreOne initiative that was launched following the Westgate mall terror attack in September 2013.
Mwangi, who is one of the survivors of the attack that left close to 68 people dead, plans to start a shop and run an M-Pesa station in Kinoo.
“He requested for capital to cover 6 months’ rent and startup capital. This has just been approved and finalization is currently underway,” Kenya Red Cross Society which runs the Westgate Kitty said in a statement.
Another survivor, Rachael Muraya has already benefited from the kitty.
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She was given a salon that was officially launched and opened to public on 12 June, 2015 at the Boma Hotel in Nairobi.
Muraya lost her right foot and the left foot was also injured during the attack, forcing her to spend many months on a wheelchair. She however did not give up on life.
“We were not sure she would walk as she had lost part of one leg and had shrapnel in the other. The task force knew her livelihood would be impacted and even changed permanently. As she progressed with her multiple surgeries she became a special case for the task force,” KRCS Secretary General, Abbas Gullet said.
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