Nairobi 10th August, 2018 – The government will pay for funeral expenses of the 10 Pupils of St. Gabriel Primary School who died in a grisly road accident last Saturday in Mwingi town, The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Amb Amina Mohamed has said.
Amb Mohamed said the government will similarly pay for all the medical expenses of the pupils were admitted to various hospitals following the accidental.
The Cabinet Secretary, who delivered special condolence message from President Uhuru Kenyatta, made the revelation during the St. Gabriel Primary School Children’s’ Requiem Mass in Mwingi town yesterday.
The accident happened when the pupils were returning from an educational tour in Mombasa. Eight pupils died on the spot, two died on the way to hospital, two were admitted at Nairobi Hospital, and two more were admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital.
Three were admitted to Mwingi Level Four Hospital while twenty-nine pupils were treated and discharged from Mwingi Level Four Hospital. The school matron is recovering at Mwingi Level Four Hospital while the three teachers were treated and discharged.
In his message to the mourners read by Amb Mohamed, the President noted that Kenya had lost precious lives whose dreams and visions were cut shot by human error saying the tragedy could have been avoided had all the concerned parties adhered to the traffic laws.
“I ask teachers, parents and guardians to be keener and ensure safety of our children for they are our future. It is better to be safe than to be sorry. It is better to be late by one day than to lose precious lives,” the President added.
The Requiem Mass was attended by among others, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs, M Monica, Juma, the Governor for Kitui County, Mrs. Charity Ngilu, Wiper Party Leader, Mr. Kalonzo Musyoka, Former Kitui Senator, and Mr. David Musila and his successor, Mr. Enoch Wambua.