Learning resumes at Kakamega Primary School

Kakamega Primary School. Photo/Courtesy

Kakamega Primary School is back to its normal operations with a total of 3,038 pupils reporting back to school after the fateful stampede that claimed the lives of 15 pupils on Monday last week.

The pupils, two from class 4 while thirteen from class 5, succumbed as a result of suffocation after they fell on each other at the staircase as they were heading home at around 5.30 pm on the fateful day. 12 pupils have already been buried, and the cause of the stampede is yet to be established.

Education CS Prof. George Magoha ordered the closure of the school for a week to allow the students, teachers and parents to come to terms with the tragedy, and pave way for investigations.

Addressing the press in his office, the headteacher Dickson Wanyangu said that some of the pupils and the teachers had fully comprehended and accepted the sad incident though a few are still undergoing counseling at the institution.

He revealed that one of the pupils had suffered a fracture but he is among those who have already reported back.

Mr. Wanyangu wished all who were affected well and called upon parents and the Kakamega fraternity to remember them in their prayers saying that they are still lost for words.

Results of the investigations are yet to be relayed for the people of Kakamega and Kenya as a whole to understand what might have led to the death of the 15 innocent pupils.