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Puzzle of ‘salary’ paid out to parent of Precious Talents Top School victim

A kin of one of the pupils who died in the collapsed classroom at Precious Talent Top School has now claimed that the money that Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko gave them came in as ‘salary’.

David Njeru a father of one of the children was left confused after the money that the governor had pledged read that he was receiving a salary from City Hall.

“I can confirm and assure you that the money that I got said I had received salary. All I want to know is that if the money was a donation or the Nairobi county had employed the families who lost children in the tragedy and if we have been employed,” said Mr Njeru.

Last week, a committee that was formed to oversee funeral arrangements of the pupils who died in the collapsed classroom at the school denied that they squandered funeral money.

Their denial came after Sonko shared a video on social media, where a man, now identified as Allan Assawa, disclosed that the bereaved families did not receive any money as promised by the Nairobi county government.

The family of Germine Njeru, is concerned that the assistance they received from the Nairobi County government may have been irregularly paid out of the county salaries account.

The office of the governor however denied the allegations only saying that the money came from the county emergency fund while his chief of finance said the money was from their operational purposes and if there was any irregularities it will be rectified.