Uhuru, Ruto and Raila mourn seven pupils killed in classroom collapse

Monday, September 23rd, 2019 13:53 |

President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned seven Precious Talents Top School pupils killed on Monday morning after their classroom collapsed.

"Our agencies are taking urgent actions to contain the situation and alleviate further suffering," Uhuru said in a short statement posted on State House official Twitter account.

On his part, Deputy President William Ruto condoled with the families of the pupils who perished in the incident and wished quick recovery to the injured.

"Concerned agencies have been mobilised to address the situation. We must create safe spaces for our children to learn," Ruto said.

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga said: "My deep and heartfelt condolences to the parents and guardians of pupils who have unfortunately perished at Precious Talent Academy in Dagoreti. May God grant them strength as they struggle with this tragedy. I wish all those injured a quick recovery."

According to witness reports, tragedy struck the Ngong Road-based school at about 7am, when the two-storey building collapsed.

Scores of students were trapped in the rubble.

Kenya Red Cross, St. John;s Ambulance, parents and good Samaritans rushed to the scene to rescue trapped and injured students.

Sixty-four Precious Talent School pupils have so far been taken to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) for treatment.

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