Monday blues for the residents of Nga’ndo ward in Dagoretti South were forced out after waking up to devastating news of a collapsed classroom at Precious Talent Top School that according to sources has so far claimed 7 young lives.
The 6:50 am incident left seven pupils dead with more than 50 pupils admitted at the Kenyatta National Hospital with serious injuries.
The school owner Mr. Moses Wainaina attribute the morning accident to a sewer line dug behind the classrooms by Governor Mike Sonko’s administration.
“They had good intentions to help this school but an accident has happened,” he said as he battled to calm irate parents.
The two-story building that collapsed housed junior pupils but the most affected were the class six, seven and eight pupils who were on the ground floor.
Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang, who was among the first government official to arrive at the scene, refused to address the media. He asked for the initial investigations to be completed before issuing any statement.
Currently, a team from Directorate of Criminal Investigations are at the scene to help with investigations.
Some parents claim it took almost one hour before the emergency team got on the ground and that much of the initial rescue mission were done by the residents.