Children rescued after toilets collapse

The Nakuru Education, ICT and e-government County Executive Committee (CEC), Raymond Komen said that all pupils of Kisulisuli primary school have been accounted for after a near fatal mishap in the school occasioned by collapsed toilets.

Komen told the press that the school administration had conducted a headcount following the incident in which 6 pupils were trapped after a toilet block they were using caved in early on Wednesday morning.

He said that the six pupils who were all rescued escaped with minor injuries and were treated and discharged from the Nakuru Level five hospital where they were rushed.

He attributed the collapse of the toilets to ongoing heavy rains which have led to flooding at the school.

The CEC added that the problem was being aggravated by poor drainage systems and overflowed storm water runways.

The school is located in the lower parts of Nakuru town and therefore receive a bulk of the water flowing from the Menengai Crater and its environs.

Komen appealed for concerted efforts from concerned national and county bodies tasked with environmental matters to move fast and secure the lives of residents by unblocking drainages and re directing storm waters to Lake Nakuru.

Six standard one pupils at the Kisulisuli primary school were left in shock after a visit to the toilets turned awful when the toilets collapsed.

They were however, rescued by Kenya Red Cross personnel and Nakuru County firefighters who rushed their rescue.

Source: Kenya News Agency