PHOTOS: Sombre mood at Precious Talents pupils memorial service
Sorrow, grief and shock characterized scenes at the memorial service for pupils from Precious Talents Primary School who died on Monday.
Families of the deceased and fellow mourners formed long queues at Ngong Race Course in Nairobi.
Hundreds turned up to catch a glimpse of pictures of the deceased that were placed on tables covered in white and green linen adorned with wreaths of roses.
The bodies of the eight children are currently at City mortuary and are to be handed over to the parents later on Friday.
Officials from the Kenya Red Cross and Sonko Rescue team were on hand to assist the bereaved.
The Nairobi County Government is expected to cater for the burial expenses of the eight victims.
The children were killed after their classrooms at Precious Talents Primary school collapsed on them leaving over 50 others with serious injuries.
They were in Class 6, 7 and 8. The school’s operating license has since been revoked and owner arrested.
Education CS George Magoha ordered the remaining pupils be transferred to Ngong Forest Primary School, Jamhuri Primary School and Riruta Satellite Primary School.
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 in the country.
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