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Uhuru writes letters to Garissa victims' families

09 April 2015, 18:59 William Korir

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta has written letters to families of the 148 people killed in the Garissa terror attack, a move that observers feel has come a wee bit too late.

The letter was signed personally by the president and will be sent to each of the 148 families affected by the Garissa University College attack.

In the letter, the president extends his condolences to the families and states his displeasure at the manner in which their loved ones met their fate.

He also adds that the government will provide as much help as it can to the families at their request.

Further, he states that the government in a move of retribution will punish hard all those persons who undertook the planning of the attack.

However, observers queried the letter which comes a week after the attacks, saying it is a mere public relations stunt and does not breed of concern.

Others state that the president does not even once on the letter apologize for not protecting the persons caught up in the attack.

" The president has yet to visit the mortuaries, he has not stepped in Garissa and he wants us to believe he is remorseful?," Annabel Njihia, a Nairobi Human Rights Activist told News24.

" Actions speak louder than words. A mere letter is nothing close to a consolation for the heartbroken families," she adds.

The government is set to disburse KES 100,000 to each of the 148 families, in a move meant to lighten the load felt by the families of the dead in the interim.

It has also provided coffins for the burials.


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