President Kenyatta joins Kenyans in mourning death of 10 pupils who perished in grizzly road accident

The students from St Gabriel Primary School in Mwingi were travelling from Mombasa where they had gone for a study tour.

  • Eight pupils died on the spot while the two others succumbed to their injuries while undergoing treatment.
  • The students from St Gabriel Primary School in Mwingi were travelling from Mombasa where they had gone for a study tour.

The President sent a message of condolences to the families of eight pupils who died in a road crash on

“It is indeed sad and unfortunate that we lost those we look forward to secure the future of our great nation,” said Mr Kenyatta in his message to the parents and guardians of the students.

The students from St Gabriel Primary School in Mwingi were travelling from Mombasa where they had gone for a study tour when their bus was involved in a head-on collision with a lorry at Kanginga bridge about 1 Km from Mwingi town on the Thika-Garissa Road at around 11:00 pm.

After the collision, the bus lost control and plunged into the Kanginga river bed.

The 10 pupils were among 50 passengers who included their teachers.

Eight pupils died on the spot while the two others succumbed to their injuries while undergoing treatment.

Of the injured, 32 students were admitted in Mwingi Level Four Hospital, six of them in critical condition while 26 are in stable condition.

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu also condoled the families that lost children in the tragic crash.

"I want to call upon everyone to pray for the parents to be strong enough to bear with this tremendous loss. Let's all pray for the souls of the little angels to rest in peace. Poleni sana," Ms Ngilu said.

The President wished those who have been admitted in various hospitals quick recovery.

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