Garissa Victims’ Families to Receive Ksh 100,000

Garissa Victims’ Families to Receive Ksh 100,000

The support will see all the 142 students killed in the attack given decent send offs.

An inter-ministerial committee handling the post Garissa attack operations, has also said Ksh 100,000 will be given to each family of the 142 students.

During a news conference at Harambee House, Defence Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo said that the government remains committed to fighting all forms of terror in Kenya.

"We are equipping police to improve their effectiveness," said Omamo.

Omamo revealed that 123 students were killed in their dormitories during the Thursday morning attack, while others died as they tried to run away from the gunmen.

77 male and 65 female students were killed during the attack. A total of 613 students and 50 members of staff were rescued.

Of the 75 people admitted to hospital, 47 have already been discharged.

128 bodies of those killed have so far been identified through finger matching.

The process of identifying the remaining 14 will be completed by the end of the day.

Closure of suspected Al Shabaab financiers' accounts

Students who survived the attack will be absorbed into Moi university without any further costs. 

Meanwhile, investigations into the transactions involving 13 hawalas and 86 individual accounts of people suspected to be financing terror in the country are currently underway.

The government says their assets will remain frozen pending the outcome of the investigations.

When asked whether this would ensure that further terror attacks are not successful, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed said the government would try to get as much information as we can to try and avert future terror attacks.

"No self respecting country can stand and tell you that there will not be another terror attack," said Amina.

"We must stop the recruitment of youths by terror groups." 

 

By Maureen Murimi