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Fallen KDF soldiers families to get KES 100, 000 each

05 February 2016, 09:39 Ben Wafula

Nairobi - Bungoma County government has started giving out KES 100, 000 each to the families of the Kenya Defence Force (KDF) fallen soldiers who were killed by the Al Shabaab militants in Somalia.

Speaking in Malakisi village in Sirisia constituency during the funds drive of in aid of the burial of the fallen KDF soldier Paul Wamukota  24 who died in Somalia, Bungoma governor Kenneth Lusaka said that the KES 100,000 will go a long way in assisting the families during this hard times.

“We know it’s a tough time for the families of the fallen heroes and that is why we have chosen to stand with them by contributing KES 100,000 each to help in the burial expenses, these great men and women were fighting for our safety, let’s accord them a decent burial,” he said.

Lusaka said that Bungoma County may have lost four KDF soldiers after the militants bombed their El Adde camp in Somalia and killed many Kenyan soldiers three weeks ago even though the families are yet to receive confirmation of the whereabouts of their sons.

“Bungoma is mourning and we are asking people of good will to stand with the families, they are suffering and they need your helping hand during this trying moments,” he said.

Sirisia MP John Waluke described the fallen hero as a brave soldier who died fighting for his country and was dedicated to his job.

He called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to add more KDF soldiers in Somalia so that they can subdue the Al Shabaab militia.

“We will not surrender, withdrawing from Somalia shows cowardice, once you join the force expect the worst and we need more soldiers in Somalia to ensure the militants are totally wiped out,” he said.

Waluke a former military officer said that they will continue supporting the KDF stay in Somalia until the deadly militias are wiped out and ensure peace prevails in that country.

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