Today morning Talent Top School along Ngong road opened as usual for learners to get knowledge, little did they know that calamity would strike. At exactly 6:45 the classroom block made of makeshift materials of time and iron-sheets collapsed in a twinkle of an eye leading to dozens of children trapped in the rubble.
Rescue efforts were difficult at the beginning leading to deaths of seven pupils who were confirmed dead on the spot. Others were rushed to three hospitals of Kenyatta National Hospital, Mbagathi and another one nearby.
By noon time out of the 64 that were rushed to Kenyatta hospital were announced out of danger with bruises while two were in critical but stable conditions. Parents were on standby to take their children for lunch while some were to remain in hospital under observation.
The education cabinet secretary Gorge Magoha rushed to the scene for on-spot assessment and regretted the incident.
“We have regrettably lost seven lives to this morning’s incident,” he told reporters outside the school in Dagoretti. He added that 64 people had been injured.
Dr Mercy Korir confirmed to the press that the learners would continue to be monitored. It was also confirmed that no teacher was injured in the process except for one female teacher whose name was not mention who fainted due to shock on how she received the news.
The school’s director, Moses Ndirangu, has blamed the collapse on the construction of a nearby sewer which he says may have weakened the foundations of the building.