Each family that lost a child received a Sh200,000 cheque.

The families of the 15 children who died during the February 3 stampede at Kakamega Primary School on Friday finally received the money donated by well-wishers.

Each family that lost a child received a Sh200,000 cheque. Families of seven pupils who were hospitalised with injuries sustained in the panic induced rush received Sh50,000 each.

Parents had earlier complained about the delay in releasing the funds despite the money having been raised to cater for funeral expenses.

Kakamega Primary School Stampede

All the 15 pupils who perished in the stampede have been buried in different parts of the county and beyond. The county government incurred Sh1.2 million in hospital bills, mortuary charges and organising the funeral service.

A total of Sh350,000 was given to parents of the seven children who were severely injured during the stampede, with each family getting Sh50,000.

“When the ongoing investigations are completed, the report should be made public to ensure that there won’t be a repetition of the same in the future,” Oparanya said.

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