Precious Talent victims to be buried this week
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.
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.