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Questions raised over the money raised for compensation of the Londiani victims and families

31st July, 2023

About Sh3.5 million of the Sh13.6 million raised to help victims of the Londiani accident paid for hospital bills, even after the Kericho County Government pledged to waive the same.

Minutes of the Londiani Disaster meeting held on July 18 at the governor’s boardroom, revealed the committee chaired by Kericho County Secretary Wesley Bor approved the expenditure of the money on hospital bills, printing, lunch, refreshments, transport, security and tents.

The committee was made up of 11 members, with the majority from the Kericho County Government.

A breakdown of the Sh13,682,662 raised reveals Kericho County Hospital received Sh2,037,524, while Londiani Hospital got Sh1,534,190, raising questions why the payment was made despite a promise by the county government that it was going to waive the hospital and mortuary fee for the victims.

The pastors’ facilitation fee amounted to Sh100,000, and the transport refund for 12 ward administrators and two sub-county administrators for seven days amounted to Sh98,000.

Supertix Limited, which provided tents used in Londiani was paid Sh2,945,000 and Supershine Limited paid for the tents used at Rays Hotel Sh411,000.

Rays Hotel, where lunch for 100 was provided, got Sh100,000. Transport, refreshments, and printing costs amounted to Sh423,000 while fuel and meal allowances for County Commissioner’s team amounted to Sh300,000.