Garissa attack families yet to receive KES 100,000 grant
09 April 2015, 17:45
Nairobi - Families are yet to receive the KES 100,000 grant promised by the government to aid in funeral arrangements for the Garissa attack victims.
Families that spoke to News24 that had were allowed to collect the bodies of their loved ones said that they had not received any money nor communication from the government regarding the pledge.
The government said Tuesday that families would receive the grant to help them plan for the funerals.
Defence CS Raychelle Omamo confirmed that the money would be granted through the ministry of education.
" The Ministry of Education Science and Technology through Garissa University have pledged to support the victims with Ksh 100,000 for each affected family. The money will be issued after the positive identification of the bodies through the funeral committees," she said.
However, that is yet to be the case for the families.
" We are yet to receive the money and yet we are planning to bury him on Saturday," the family of a male student that was killed in the attack that requested not to be named told News24.
Others are also yet to hear from the government on the matter.
" There is nothing yet. We are yet to be called by anyone from government," the father of a girl killed in the attack from Central Kenya who also requested not to be named added.
A ministry of education official when probed on the matter said that the money would get to the families as soon as possible.
" It is being worked on as far as I am concerned. The families will receive the money," the official who requested anonymity said.
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