Precious Talent victims to be buried this week

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 00:00 |
Precious Talent School victim parents grieve their loved ones.

Eight pupils who perished in  the Precious Talent Academy tragedy  are set to be interred this week with  Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko pledging  to foot part of the burial expenses.

Incidentally, one of the victims, Germaine City Njeru who was index number one at the school  located in Dagorreti, will be the first to be buried tomorrow at her parents’ rural home in Igonji, Meru county.

Speaking yesterday at Chiromo mortuary, City’s  father David Njeru said they have put everything in place to ensure  his daughter is accorded a befitting send off.

“We loved City so much but we can’t do anything now rather than let her  go and meet her maker.

We are expecting a lot of guests back at home, so we urge everyone who wishes to join us, to observe time,” he said.

Facilitate transport

Njeru also lauded  Sonko for his intervention by facilitating transport, casket and waiving the bills at Chiromo mortuary. Sonko also donated Sh100,000 to each family.

The governor has also suspended 16 county officials following the  tragedy. The eight pupils died after their classrooms collapsed on them leaving over 50 others injured.

Education Cabinet secretary George Magoha has ordered the remaining pupils be transferred to Ngong Forest, Jamhuri and Riruta Satellite primary schools.

The CS has warned that all schools that pose a danger to learners be shut down noting that the ministry is conducting an audit of learning institutions.

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