Questions as family of dusitD2 slain officer seeks to raise money for his funeral
SEE ALSO :The unseen war - Part 2More than 700 people were rescued as the gunmen continued to lay siege at the complex before they were felled by police bullets. Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and top ministry officials together with Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet met with the officer’s family last Friday at the GSU headquarters.
SEE ALSO :GSU shine, KCB upset PipelineHe also met with other officers based in Ruaraka to thank them for their service during the Riverside attack. The National Police Service will cater for all funeral expenses as per their Service standing orders. “I've given orders that the body be taken home by helicopter on Friday and I've planned to personally attend the funeral on Saturday,” Police IG Boinnet said. Interior CS Matiang’i is also planning to attend. “We've even gone beyond usual policy and at the moment. A house is being built at the officer's home in his honour, courtesy of inter-agency cooperation.” The family is however free to fundraise for other purposes that local customs or traditions may require that we may not be aware. The house is being built by masons from local prison facility. Usually government caters for all funeral expenses of officials killed in such incidents. The move by the family elicited uproar on social media with many asking why the government is not catering for the expenses. Families are burying those who died in the siege.
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