Govt to pay bills for victims of Thika Road blasts
07 May 2014, 13:28
Nairobi - Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said the government will settle the hospital bills of all the victims of last Sunday’s twin blasts that ripped two buses along the Thika Superhighway.
Macharia made the announcement when he toured the Aga Khan hospital to console the victims of the blasts that left at least three people dead.
“A total of 30 victims are still admitted in hospital where they continue to receive treatment and the government will pay all the medical bills,” he said.
At least three people were killed in the blasts that occurred a day after other two explosions that killed other three people were reported in Mombasa.
A section of leaders have been calling for the sacking of the country’s top security officials over what they term as laxity on the job as the country continues its war on terror.
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) called on the government to withdraw the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops from Somalia to stop the terror activities that have rocked the country.
However, Deputy President William Ruto in his address to the nation on security said the troops will stay in Somalia until the war on terror is won.
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