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Administrators of school whose bus crushed pupil to death to be charged

The administrators of the Mombasa school whose pupil fell under the bus and was crushed to death will be charged in court.

This is according to the latest update by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) whose investigations revealed that the hole of the floor of the bus through which the pupil fell had been covered with a PVC carpet.

“In the early morning of 21st July 2017, a tragic incident led to the loss of life of a 7-year-old pupil who was traveling in a school bus – Registration Number KBB 939G, belonging to St Augustine Preparatory School, Mombasa. The Authority has undertaken a preliminary investigation and established that the floor plate of the bus was corroded and covered with a PVC carpet hence covered the corroded areas,” read the statement from NTSA.

“This points to the fact that the school knowingly concealed this defect in the vehicle. To this end, the Authority has detained the vehicle and will undergo a structural inspection as per KS372 Standards that took effect from 22nd May, 2017.  The St Augustine Preparatory School Administration shall be charged for knowing that parts of the vehicle were not maintained hence endangering the lives of persons traveling within it contrary to Section 55 (1) of the Traffic Act,” the statement further read.

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The boy was crushed to death by the school bus’ back tires early Friday morning when he fell through the hole.

His sister, a standard two pupil in the same school was travelling with him when the accident occurred at Majengo area.

Their grandmother told journalists that she was devastated and unable to inform the children’s mother of the death of her son as she works abroad and was set to come home next month.

“He normally uses his uncle’s laptop to Skype with his mother. When we texted the mother, she said in a month’s time she will be home. She asked about her children’s welfare and I told her they were all fine. How do I start telling her son is no more?” she asked, tears in her eyes.

The pupils had gone for the closing day activities but alighted after the accident and were pictured in tears.