Last moments of KCPE girl killed in Precious Talent School tragedy

By Gabriel Kemei On Mon, 23 Sep, 2019 13:14 | 1 min read
Emmah Idamba
Emmah Idamba's mother (third left) is consoled by friends. Her daughter, 13, was pronounced dead on arrival at Medihill Hospital from injuries she suffered after a classroom collapsed. PHOTO | GABRIEL KEMEI | K24
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    Emmah Idamba, 13, spent the better part of Sunday in church and was in the choir that led worship during her prayer day ahead of KCPE exams slated for next month. She was described as a hardworking girl who had a bright future.

The Precious Talent School classroom collapse has left parents of seven pupils in deep anguish following their children’s death in the Monday morning tragedy.

One of the parents was in too much shock and could not muster enough strength to speak to the media after losing her 13-year-old daughter, Emmah Idambo.

Emmah, who was set to sit her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations in October, just had her prayer day on Sunday at her father’s church, The Gate of Holiness Worship Centre in Ng’ando.

She spent the better part of Sunday in church and was in the choir that led worship during her prayer day.

The first-born in a family of three is said to have been a hardworking pupil who had a bright future ahead of her.

Following the classroom collapse, Emmah was taken to Medihill Hospital in Kawangware with head and chest injuries but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Her body was then taken to Chiromo Mortuary where her father, Issack Idambo, was sent to Satelite Police Station to first get a report.

Six other pupils were confirmed dead with 64 admitted to Kenyatta National Hospital, majority of them with soft tissue injuries.

KNH acting Chief Executive Officer, Dr Kamuri, said no pupil admitted to the national referral hospital died but said two of them had serious injuries.

Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof George Magoha, on Monday at noon visited the school and ordered investigations into the tragedy.

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