Mike Sonko donates KSh 1million to Kawangware victims

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Man tries to salvage a burning house in Kawangware. PHOTO: UREPORT

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has on Wednesday, November 1, donated a cool million shillings to businessmen who lost their property in the recent post election protests in Kawangware, Nairobi.

The philanthropic county boss said the money will assist those whose businesses were looted and razed following the clashes.

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Mike Sonko. PHOTO: THE STAR

He also donated Sh100,000 to each family that lost a relative during the post-election chaos to cater for burial expenses.

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“To the families who lost their loved ones across the country irrespective of their religion, tribe or political party affiliation, I have also pledged a personal contribution Sh100,000 to cater for funeral expenses,” Sonko said in statement seen by Zipo.co.ke.

He also added that his government in collaboration with other agencies will look into a way to assist all those affected.

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“The County Government of Nairobi under the disaster management unit will also chip in to assist all the affected families irrespective of their tribes,” he noted, adding: “Let us all preach peace, forgiveness and accept to move on, politics is a process which should never again be used to divide our beloved citizens.”

Sonko’s contribution follows a similar gesture by the Kenya Red Cross Society which contributed on Monday, Sh 50,000 to 33 households that were also affected by the protests in Kawangware.

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Scores of people were injured on Friday after residents clashed with machete-wielding youths who were retaliating after their businesses were looted by anti-election demonstrators.