The family of a General Service Unit (GSU) officer killed during last week's terror attack at 14 Riverside office complex has appealed to the public to help foot the bill for his funeral
The family has placed an obituary in local dailies of the late Japhet Ndunguja Nuru and announced they will be holding a fundraiser on Wednesday.
An M-Pesa Paybill number has been set up under the account name 'Japhet Funeral Fund'.
The 28-year-old was based in Ruaraka and was part of the joint security team that responded to the attack.
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i visited and condoled with the family of Friday.
We later went to condole with the family of Constable Josphat Nuru, who lost his life while evacuating fellow Kenyans. pic.twitter.com/leJNqHtLdM
-- Dr. Fred Matiangi (@FredMatiangi) January 18, 2019
Kenyans want the officer given a state funeral and the government to take care of his family for his brave deeds which saw many rescued.
He should be accorded a state funeral. Over to you @FredMatiangi
-- Doc M-KN (@iNduati) January 22, 2019
He died in the line of duty. He deserves a state funeral. Where's the government? 😏
-- Yours Truly 🇹🇿🇰🇪 (@Ali_Shee_) January 22, 2019
Dude died a hero, shouldn't the gov't handle this? His family should not be suffering. C'mon people https://t.co/LXiWOxLqZd
-- Philip Mwaniki (@Mwanikih) January 22, 2019
The fact that people are posting for assistance is ridiculous, the government should take full responsibility, take care of all his bills and compensate his family
-- BIG FISH 🐬 🇰🇪 (@to_Clive) January 22, 2019
Our men n women in uniform should be getting good payments to avoid this paybill things for the work they do for this great nation ... . This is embarrassing
-- Duke of Kakamega (@HarlimSagwa) January 21, 2019
Seriously @JBoinnet it's sad as a Kenyan to see a family of a Man in Uniform fundraising to bury a loved one who's life was taken while saving people at #DusitAttack. We need to do better as a country and as a government. GSU has no funeral fund? CC:@WilliamsRuto @UKenyatta #KOT pic.twitter.com/zWkE2pNsNd
-- Syombua A. Kibue | #KenyaUnbowed (@Syombuak) January 22, 2019
Some Kenyans do not mind contributing towards the funeral, terming it a cultural thing.
If you can, contribute to ensure GSU officer Japhet Ndunguja Nuru gets a great last journey. He died ensuring most families do not lose loved ones.
I have sent my contribution to
Account Number: Japhet Funeral Fund
Full tribute: https://t.co/5x8HqzqXZr https://t.co/yxvJedKplT
- Dennis Itumbi, HSC (@OleItumbi) January 21, 2019
Just contribute. Fundraisers are done even for families of deceased Ministers and MPs.
-- Nelson Havi (@NelsonHavi) January 21, 2019
Let's contribute to the hero. Tuwache ati Ohh gava Ohh nini... . These officers did a wonderful job.
-- @@@@@@@ (@kiraangawa1) January 22, 2019