Almost Ksh 1 Million Raised at Millie’s Funds Drive in Märsta Last Saturday
According to Don Clay Onyango, a total of 65.000kr (Ksh 823.000 at current rates) was raised at the funds drive that was held in Märsta on Saturday, 11th May 2013 towards body transportation cost of Millicent Omaya, a Kenyan who passed away in Stockholm last week following after a long illness.
The funds drive was attended by Kenyans from different walks of life, ethnic groups, political affiliations and lifestyles. Relatives, friends, well-wishers and sympathizers alike, contributed generously throughout the night as DJ Jimmy kept the mourners busy with some of the latest hits in the Kenyan music industry.
They all came for Milly, a jolly friend, Kenyan, mother, sister and daughter of her mother who has been in Stockholm since Milly fell seriously ill.
By ordinary standards, it can be safe to conclude that the funds drive was a big success because the minimum is that enough money was raised to transport Millie’s body to Kenya. Of cause, there are other expenses like tickets to Kenya for the mother, the hubby, George and Millie’s two children who must all travel to Kenya to attend her funeral.
From past experience, the cost of transporting a body to Kenya ranges between 35-45 Swedish crowns. At 65k, Kenyans and friends who gathered at Märsta can rest assured that the mission was, at a minimum, accomplished. In case there is need for more funds, those concerned will have to wait for the Millie Funeral Committee to update them. This is because in such a difficult situation, there are usually “hidden expenses” that may have to be factored in.
Through its Chairperson, Clay, the Millie Funeral Committee would like to thank everybody who took their time to attend the harambee and to contribute generously so as to give Millie a good send-off. The Committee has also thanked everybody who was involved in the organization of the Harambee. Further information about progress will be released as the Committee moves into the next phase of action.