President Uhuru Kenyatta has on Sunday morning sent a message of condolence to the family of the students who died in a road accident.
The students from Gabriel Primary School in Mwingi were coming from Mombasa where they had gone for a study tour before their bus was involved in ahead on collision with a lorry at Kanginga Bridge, 1 KM away from Mwingi town on the Thika-Garissa road at 11:00 pm.
The bus then plunged into the Kanginga river bed after the collision.
The President said that it was so unfortunate that the lives of innocent pupils who were the future of the nation were lost.
It is indeed sad and unfortunate that we lost those we look forward to secure the future of our great nation,” Said President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The accident took away the lives of eight students.
The eight students were among 50 other passengers including their teachers.
32 students who were injured were rushed to Mwingi Level Four Hospital, 6 of them are in a critical condition while 26 are in a stable condition.
Before the accident occurred, six students who were traveling during the tour had been dropped off.
Mourning with the President was Kitui Governor Hon. Charity Ngilu. Ho. Charity Ngilu sent her heartfelt message of condolences to the parents of Gabriel Primary School.
“The loss of lives of our young children in a road accident at Kanginga near Tyaa River has left parents, the Catholic fraternity, the people of Mwingi and the entire Kitui County in great pain. We pray God to give the affected families and friends strength and fortitude to bear the pain of loss as well as quick recovery to those injured. May the Almighty God receive our children’s souls and rest them in eternal peace.” Said Governor Ngilu.