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How the Awori family raised nearly Sh. 1 billion for jailed grandma

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On Monday, it was revealed that the larger Awori family had raised some Sh. 800 million to bail out on of its members, Grace Wakhungu. How this money was raised has sparked a debate that has cast the family as having a well oiled cash machinery.

Here, we take a look at a breakdown of how this money was raised. According to a report that appeared in a local daily, this is how the money was raised:

The immediate family of Grace Wakhungu had raised Sh. 197 million. The immediate family consists of the former CS Judi and her siblings Ben Wakhungu and Susan Wakhungu-Githuku.

A nephew of the jailed granny gave a donation of Sh. 100 million while her brother, former Vice President Moody Awori is said to have given his family’s and personal contribution of Sh. 135 million. Wakhungu’s sister, Dr Mary Okello, the founding director of Makini Schools, is said to have donated Sh. 28 million.

The family and friends of Dennis Awori, a former Kenya ambassador to Japan and who has headed several blue chip companies, are said to have raised Sh. 15 million,” the report said.

The family of former Ugandan MP Aggrey Awori contributed Sh. 41 million, our sources disclosed. The families of Wakhungu’s deceased brothers Hannington Awori and Prof Nelson Awori are said to have contributed Sh. 93 million for their kin.Grace Wakh

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Others who are said to have given contributions include family members Christine Hayanga, Henry Awori, Willis Awori and Ernest Awori who are reported to have raised a total of Sh. 54 million. A funds-drive organised by Wakhungu’s family members locally and abroad separately raised Sh. 236 million.”

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