Vice President Kalonzo while echoing the Prime Minister’s promise to unravel the truth about what happened, warned members of the public not to speculate but leave everything to the country’s security organ to carry out investigation.
“We will go an extra mile to actualy know what happened. Right now we must stand in solidarity as a country with the families of the departed,” said the Vice President.
Kalonzo who led a government committee that organised the funerals of the six Kenyans announced that MPs and well-wishers had been able to raise over Sh15.1 million, to go towards educating the families of the police officers and the pilots.
Heritage minister William ole Ntimama who is also the MP for Narok, where inspector Tonkei heils expressed gratitude to the government for taking care of the funeral arrangements and the help to the widows.
“This is a good gesture that I know is appreciated not just by the family but by all Kenyans,” he said.
Internal Security Assistant Minister Simon Lesirma who spoke on behalf of the ministry praised the two pilots and security officers saying they were well respected by their colleagues and friends.
“These were trusted officers who served thye ministry with dedication. They were also known and trusted within the VIP circles. That is why they had to die with their bosses,” said Lesirma.
Naomi Shaban who spoke on behalf of MPs asked the government to make sure tastrophess with the aviatuiopn industry, roads and building sector is reduced.
Sergeant Murimi who was Saitoti’s bodyguard will be buried today (Monday) in Nyankore village, Kuria. He leaves behind widow Leah Nchawa and two sons Nicholas and Maurice.
On Tuesday, Capt Nancy will be laid to rest in Kiiri Village in Kandara, Murang’a. She leaves behind widower Peter Gitau, tow daughters Sharon, Diana and son Wesley.
Tonkei who was Saitoti’s bodyguard will be laid to rest on Wednesday in his Nkorokolani farm in Olukurto, Narok.