MP wants families of youth killed in CORD protests compensated

MP wants families of youth killed in CORD protests compensated

Siaya County Member of Parliament, Christine Ombaka, has petitioned the government to compensate families of the youths who were shot dead during the recent anti-IEBC demonstration in Siaya Town failure to which they will seek a court redress.

Speaking in Siaya town during a requiem mass of two of the three youths, Austin Juma Omwombo and Churchill Odhiambo, the legislator said the compensation was necessary because the families of the youths are bound to suffer because the youths were their breadwinners.

“The bereaved families should be compensated for the loss of their sons, by paying school fees for their children and catering for the upkeep of their widowed spouses,” she noted.

The lawmaker also castigated the police move to use live bullets against innocent protesters who were not armed, warning that that such kind of brutality must stop forthwith.

The requiem mass was attended by Siaya Deputy Governor, Wilson Ouma Onyango and Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization Siaya branch chairperson, Patricia Apoli.

The youths will be laid to rest at their respective homes Saturday, June 4th, 2016.

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Story By Elizabeth Asasha
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