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Kibaki presents donation to Japan for quake victims.

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President Kibaki has presented a Sh85 million donation from Kenya to Japan Government to assist the victims of the March 11 devastating earthquake and tsunami, which left thousands dead.The President presented the $1 million relief donation to the Japanese ambassador Toshihisa Takata, terming it a small token from Kenyans to help in the healing process of the Japanese.The President described the 8.9 Richter scale earthquake, which triggered the destructive tsunami waves of up to 38.9 metres, as a tragedy of an unimaginable severity.He said that Kenya being a close ally to the Asian nation, considered extending the donation to help in rebuilding efforts and helping those affected.Kibaki said that the Government understood the difficulties and challenges that the Government of Japan is facing in addressing the devastation caused by the earthquake.