Court rules that families of burnt Kyanguli students to be paid Sh 40 million

A parent breaking into tears after the court ruling Photo/
A parent breaking into tears after the court ruling Photo/

The administration has been requested to pay Sh40 million to groups of 63 Kyanguli Mixed Secondary School understudies who smoldered to death 15 years back.

Every family was granted about Sh650,000 as pay.

In a historic point judgment, Justice Joseph Sergon found the legislature, the school’s dean David Mutiso and delegate Stephen Kasyoka obligated for the occurrence that happened on March 26, 2001.

“It was clear from the proof showed in court that there were past fire related crime endeavors which the school’s head thought about,” Sergon said.

“They ought to have put fitting measures to anticipate distress and the difficult passing of the youthful Kenyans.”

He said the organization of the school situated in Machakos province, could have sent the understudy home as they searched for an answer.

The judge said the legislature can’t escape fault since it had neglected to have rules for wellbeing in state funded schools.

He said the episode would not have happened had the administration been sharp, as the head-instructor would not have been permitted to keep the understudies at the school.

Occasions demonstrated that upon the arrival of the flame, handouts had prior been circulated requesting that understudies blacklist gathering.

The understudies had likewise broken into the school bottle.

A percentage of the folks who went to court were overcome by feeling and tears streamed uninhibitedly as they respected the judgment.

“Despite the fact that equity has won we lost our youngsters. We are asking the legislature and instructors to be more careful and dependably discover what happens at school,” Beth Kalekye said.

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