SCHOOL TRAGEDY

Government to cater for medical expenses of Precious Talent School pupils - Oguna

Those injured were rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital.

In Summary

• Seven pupils died in the Monday morning incident.

• The school is reported to have a population of about 800 pupils.

Red Cross officials carry away a body from the scene where seven pupils from Precious Talent School in Dagoretti, Nairobi County died on Monday, September 23, 2019.
Red Cross officials carry away a body from the scene where seven pupils from Precious Talent School in Dagoretti, Nairobi County died on Monday, September 23, 2019.
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna has said the State will cater for the treatment of pupils from Precious Talent School who were injured after the collapse of a classroom wall.

Seven pupils died in the Monday morning incident.

Those injured were rushed to the Kenyatta National Hospital.

 

"This is a private school. For those who have been taken to hospital, the government is going to ensure that they get medical treatment," Oguna said.

 

He said the Education CS George Magoha will issue a comprehensive statement on the incident later.

The school is reported to have a population of about 800 pupils.

According to the locals, the entire Ngando Ward does not have a primary public school, apart from Lenana High School which is said to be sitting on more than 200 hectares of land.

Area MP John Kiarie who arrived at the scene said the Ministry of Education has to allocate land for public school, which he said will decongest private schools in the area.

The locals blamed the rescue team for taking long to arrive a the scene of the accident.


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