Fundraiser set for GSU officer killed in Riverside attack

Japhet Ndunguja Nuru. Photo/COURTESY
Japhet Ndunguja Nuru. Photo/COURTESY

The family of an officer who was killed in the 14 Riverside attack has said they will be holding a fundraiser for the funeral on Wednesday.

In an obituary in the local dailies, the family of the late Japhet Ndunguja Nuru said funeral arrangements are underway and an MPesa Paybill number has been set up under the account name ‘Japhet Funeral Fund’.

“Meetings for funeral arrangements will take place today 22/1/2019 at Kindergarten hall and Wednesday 23/1/2019 at A.C.K hall, All Saints Cathedral starting from 5:00pm,” the notice reads.

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The 28-year-old , who was a General Service Unit (GSU) officer in Ruaraka, was shot to death by terrorists, all of whom were killed in the siege.

The officer was among 21 people who perished in the attack that saw joint security teams from the GSU, National Police Service, Recce Squad and Kenya Army swiftly respond.

700 people were rescued.

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i met with the officer’s family last Friday. He also met with other officers based in Ruaraka to thank them for their service during the Riverside attack.

The late officer is to be buried at his home in Kimala village, Taita Taveta County on Saturday, January 26.

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