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US court awards KES 652M to 1998 bomb blast victim

07 August 2014, 11:56

Nairobi - William Maina, who contracted HIV while rescuing victims of the 1998 bomb blast, has been awarded KES 652.5 million compensation.

1998 bomb blast victims get KES 680bn compensation

In his testimony in a US court, Maina proved that he contracted the AIDS causing virus through the cuts and scratches he suffered during the rescue operation at the US Embassy, Daily Nation reports.

Maina is among other survivors of the bomb blast who will be compensated after suffering injuries during the attack.

However, the compensation will only be given to victims who worked for the US Embassy at the time of the blast and not all victims.

The blast in Nairobi killed 213 people and injured 4,000 others.

 - For more visit Daily Nation

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