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Couple paid Sh100,000 for death of their baby

Tuesday April 15 2014

A couple whose one-year-old baby girl was attacked and killed by guard dogs have been paid Sh100,000 as compensation for their loss following discussions between them and the owner of Kilifi’s Shariani poultry farm. The compensation agreement was reached after both parties came together at the farm under the guidance of human rights agenda project officer Eric Mgoja. PHOTO/FILE

A couple whose one-year-old baby girl was attacked and killed by guard dogs have been paid Sh100,000 as compensation for their loss following discussions between them and the owner of Kilifi’s Shariani poultry farm. The compensation agreement was reached after both parties came together at the farm under the guidance of human rights agenda project officer Eric Mgoja. PHOTO/FILE 

By KAZUNGU SAMUEL
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A couple whose one-year-old baby girl was attacked and killed by guard dogs have been paid Sh100,000 as compensation for their loss.

The compensation was made following discussions between the owner of Kilifi’s Shariani poultry farm, where the incident happened, and the parents of the child.

The one year-old girl was mauled by the canines as she crawled after her father who had left the home early for work in the poultry farm where he is a casual labourer.

The farm is owned by Mr Mohamed Hajj Awadh.

On Tuesday, the child’s father Mwampa Kadodo, 27, while confirming he received the compensation, said he and his wife wanted to maintain good working relations with their employer.

Though the pain of losing his child was overwhelming, he has realised there was nothing he could do to bring her back to life, he added.

“It is very painful but on the other hand that was God’s plan which we had no control over. Our relationship with the employer is still intact and I still work in the farm.

The owner of the farm was also at pains over the whole incident. It was shocking and sad,” he added.

Mr Kadodo, a father of five children, three boys and two daughters said he will use the compensation money to educate his children aged between one and six years.

“My first daughter is six years old and is in standard one as is her young sister. I will use the money to pay for their school fees. The other three children are still at home,” he said.

The compensation agreement was reached after both parties came together at the farm under the guidance of human rights agenda project officer Eric Mgoja who commended them for the step taken.

“We first met with both parties last week but they could not agree with Mwampa demanding a big amount of money.

We later met yesterday at the farm and they settled on Sh100,000 where the wife received Sh50, 000 and the husband also received a similar amount,” said Mgoja.

His wife Zainab Hassa has since left the farm house and returned to their home as she was traumatised by what transpired.

“I am not there anymore but my husband remained behind. The employer is a good and understanding person but what I saw on that night will forever linger in my mind.

I moved out of the farm and I am now at home,” she told the Nation when reached on phone.