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Initiative launched to assist victims of terrorism

13 February 2015, 09:38 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi – An initiative aimed at identifying, counseling and pursuing various modes of compensation to victims of terror attacks has been launched.

Activist Wambugu Ngunjiri said the initiative seeks to restore the dignity of attack victims noting that there is need to strengthen the law for perpetrators of terrorism to have their property seized and given to victims for compensation.

“Terrorism is an international disaster. The society is not structured to deal with its consequences thus the need to have an initiative that takes care of their challenges,” said Ngunjiri.

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He asked victims of terror attacks to organize themselves so they the government can intervene on their pleas.

Politician Ronnie Osumba noted that the Terrorism Act provisions are not enough to protect the victims.

“We need a new Act of Parliament because the provisions in the existing law are not sufficient to assist the victims,” said Osumba.

They were speaking at a press briefing in Nairobi.

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