Families of the 15 pupils who died in the Kakamega Primary School stampede on February 3 have received sh200,000 each while the parents of those who were injured have received sh50,000 each from Governor Oparanya.
The money, which was part of the sh6 million contributed during the requiem mass at Bukhungu stadium, is meant to help settle expenses the families incurred as they prepared to bury their loved ones. However, Oparanya added that no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one, and this was just a little help from well-wishers.
The national government contributed sh1.4 million through the County Commissioner Pauline Dolla, the Council of Governors contributed Sh2 million while the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers gave out Sh400,000.
The Chairperson of the Commission on Administrative Justice, Florence Kajuju visited the school and faulted how the staircases were built. Investigations are still ongoing as to what led to the stampede and Western Region criminal investigations officer Shem Nyamboki said they are in the final stages of the investigation.