Written by Eric Lumbasi
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The government of Kenya has been faulted for failing to honour its promise to help foot the bills accrued as part of compensation to the family of the late Kevin Sichangi Walumbe who died over a week ago at a Nairobi church from a grenade attack.
Speaking during the funeral service, one of his brothers Sammy Wachilonga said the family has gone through thick and thin to raise funds for the funeral service after efforts to access the government's help proved futile.
He further called upon the area member of parliament David Eseli Simiyu to come to their rescue and help them be compensated since Kevin’s death is a big loss to the family.
''Even if we lay our brother to rest we will not get tired visiting the government offices until our plea is considered,'' said Wachilonga.
His sentiments were echoed by former Kenyan ambassador to Sudan Edward Bwisa who urged the Kenyan government to beef up security especially at public places so as to curb cases of deaths occurring as a result of terror related attacks.
He further called upon church leaders in Kenya to be on the front line to foster peace and harmony among members of the public.
No top government official was present at the funeral service a fact that further elicited sharp reaction from some speakers.
''We expected the area member of parliament David Eseli with other officials from the Internal Security ministry to be here yet they skived which raises concerns over their commitment to deal with matters affecting the public,'' said John Kikechi the Kimilili Knut vice chairman.
Twenty nine year old Kevin Walumbe died while pursuing a degree course in sales marketing at Mount Kenya University having completed his high school education at Chesamisi High School in the year 2005.
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