29 February 2016

Somalia: Kenya to Compensate to the Families of Soldiers Killed in El Adde

THE state should give Sh50 million compensation to the families of soldiers killed by al Shaabab in Somalia, Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has said.

The militia raided the camp in El Adde on January 15 and claimed to have killed more than a 100 troops. The government has not confirmed the death toll.

"When an MP dies, he is paid over Sh50 million," Ojaamong said.

"The same should be offered to security forces."

The governor spoke on Saturday during the burial of Capt Elly Etyang, 30, in Kakapel village, Teso North subcounty.

Ojaamong said most of the victims had served for a few years and were not eligible for pension.

He said army and police officers should be compensated well because they sacrifice their lives to protect Kenyans.

"It is a pity that some police officers sleep under trees at night due to lack of accommodation," Ojaamong said.

Ojaamong said KDF soldiers should not be in Somalia.

MPs did not approve the mission, he said.

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