Uis snake victims get coffins for burial

23 Mar 2015 15:50pm
SWAKOPMUND, 23 MAR (NAMPA) – The bodies of two boys killed by a venomous snake at Uis area last week, will be laid to rest on Saturday this week.
The deceased boys, Kennedy Uiseb, 12 and Erwin Witbooi, 10, were bitten by a Cape Cobra while sleeping in a shack at farm Ai-Ais, some 20 kilometers from Uis to Okombahe.
The Erongo Regional Council (ERC) through the Daures Constituency Office would provide two coffins.
Uis falls within the Daures Constituency with Ehrnst Katjiku as councillor.
“My office through Erongo Regional Council’s Risk Disaster Management fund will assist with the two coffins and funeral undertaking,” Katjiku told Nampa on Monday.
He said the final details of the total cost would be determined by the funeral arrangements before the 28 March.
A grandmother raised the deceased cousins whose parents are unemployed.
They were pupils at Brandberg Primary School at Uis,
Katjiku said due to lack of resources and money from the family, his office and the community decided to assist.
He confirmed that members of the community also pooled funds and other necessities together to help before and during the funeral.
“I thank community members for their overwhelming support in this regard. I also urge them to continue doing so in the future,” said the councillor.