President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto have sent a condolence message to the families of pupils who lost their lives after a classroom collapsed at Precious Talent School in Dagoretti South Nairobi.
Already 7 pupils have been confirmed dead and over 6o receiving treatment from injuries sustained in the Monday morning incident.
“My heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to families of the children affected by the tragedy at Precious Talent Academy in Dagoretti. Our agencies are taking urgent actions to contain the situation and alleviate further suffering,” read State House Kenya’s Twitter message.
The DP on his part termed the incident as unfortunate and wished quick recovery to the injured pupils.
“Condolences to the families that have lost their loved ones in the unfortunate incident at Precious Talent School, Nairobi County. Quick recovery to the injured.
Concerned agencies have been mobilised to address the situation. We must create safe spaces for our children to learn,” wrote the DP on his Facebook account.
Speaking at Kenyatta National Hospital after visiting the injured pupils, the DP said the Ministry of Education will carry out an audit to ascertain the safety of all school buildings countrywide to avert incidents that put the lives of learners at risk.
“We must ensure a conducive learning experience for our children, including laying proper infrastructure and enhancing safety standards. Learners should concentrate on class work and not worry for their safety,” he said.
Earlier Education CS Prof George Magoha had disclosed that the school will remain closed for a week to allow for investigations and inspection by various government agencies.
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