Uhuru and Ruto donate Sh1.3 million to the bereaved Kangema family
By Njange Maina and Wangari Njuguna
President Uhuru Kenyatta has donated Sh1 million to the family from Kangema Murang'a which lost five people in a grisly road accident on Sunday.
The Head of State's donation was presented to the family by the area Member of Parliament Muturi Kigano who said it will facilitate the burial plans for the deceased.
"The president sent his condolences to the family and promised to stand with them during this time," he said.
The MP said the Disaster Management Committee through Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho pledged to give Sh200, 000.
"We are going to stand with the family to ensure it gives a decent send-off to their loved ones," said Kigano.
Deputy President William Ruto gave out Sh300, 000 which was presented to the family by Kandara MP Alice Wahome and his Kiharu counterpart Ndindi Nyoro.
Wahome said the DP learnt of the incident through the media and sent Kiharu legislator Ndindi Nyoro and her to represent him in consoling the family.
"When such things happen its always good to come together and stand with the family them," she said.
Murang'a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria also said his County has facilitated the transfer of bodies from Machakos to Murang’a.
He also said the county shall cater to the hospital bill of one family member who has been admitted awaiting an amputation surgery.
"We have brought him closer home and he is in Murang'a hospital where I have directed the medics to take good care of him," said Wa Iria.
Earlier, Kangema MP had accused MPs Wahome and Ndindi of gatecrashing into his territory without informing him.
"We have put our boundaries in Kangema and we don't allow foreigners to come and politick here," he said.
Wahome however said in such incidents there should be no boundaries on who goes where and we know when to play politics.
"We came to console the family just like other people are doing and it's very wrong for someone to insinuate we are here because of politics," she said.
The five members perished in a road accident on Sunday on their way back from Makueni where they had gone to visit their in-laws.