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DP Gachagua delivers Ruto’s condolence message to Kapsabet Boys following school bus accident

DP Gachagua delivers Ruto’s condolence message to Kapsabet Boys following school bus accident

By Patricia Mollyne Mataga

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Sunday, March 17, 2024, visited Kapsabet Boys High School to condole with them following a tragic road accident involving their students.

The accident was reported on Saturday after a bus carrying students on an academic trip rolled along Kabaret-Marigat Road in Baringo County.

A teacher and a student died as a result of the accident, while several other students and teachers sustained injuries.

The bus had 61 students onboard at the time of the accident.

In an update on his verified X handle, the DP said the visit was to also deliver a message of condolence from the President.

He also assured the school’s management of government support to them.

Kapsabet Boys High School is one of the best-performing national schools in the country.

“Our prayers and deepest sympathies are with the students, teachers, parents of Kapsabet High School for the tragic road accident on Saturday, that claimed the lives of a student and a teacher. This morning, on behalf of President,” the DP said in part of the post.

@WilliamsRuto, I, and my family, I commiserated with the students and members of the School fraternity and assured them of full Government’s support during this difficult time,” he added.

Students injured are receiving treatment in various hospitals within Uasin Gishu and Baringo Counties, among them the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret.

MTRH acting Chief Executive Officer Dr Phillip Kirwa, said 18 students are admitted at the hospital, five of whom required surgery for major injuries.

The students were referred to the hospital on Saturday night after receiving initial treatment and hospitals within Baringo.

“The five required surgery in theatre for procedures including stitching, debridement of major wounds, tendon repairs, and fixing of bone fractures,” Dr Kirwa said.

He further said all the students at the hospital are in stable condition.

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