One Person Killed, Two Injured After Kisumu Boys Wall Collapses
One person is reportedly dead and two others injured after part of Kisumu Boys High School Perimeter Wall fell on them this morning.
The dead person is reportedly a woman and the injured are two children.
The perimeter wall which is along Kisumu -Kakamega Highway collapsed at around 7.30 am and fell on the three who were passing by.
Truphena Chitwa was rushed to the hospital while unconscious and upon reaching Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral hospital, she succumbed to the injuries.
A child identified to be a grade two pupil at Arya primary school got fractures on the right arm and also on the left leg.
Eye witness Bonface Odera told Ghetto Radio News attributed the death of the woman to a delay in taking her to the hospital.
” This incident happened at around 7.30 am when a woman with three children was passing -by this wall when the wall collapsed and fell on them. My friend and I tried to rescue the kids first. We then rescued the woman but she was already unconscious and was rushed to the hospital after some time. Upon reaching the hospital, we got information that the woman succumbed to the injuries,” narrates Odera.
Wickliffe Otieno added that the wall had cracks and it had signs of collapsing but the relevant authorities failed to take the necessary action.
“I blame the county government of Kisumu because this wall had visible cracks and the wall again has been here for a while without renovation,” Wickliffe added.
Kisumu Northern sub location, area assistant chief John Okello confirmed that the children are in stable condition and that they are trying to locate the family members of the deceased.
“The little girl named Dorine Norah got a fracture on the right arm and left leg, the other got mouth injuries. Currently the kids are in stable condition and I have talked to Dorine too at the hospital and confirmed the same. We are now tracing some of the relatives of the deceased where some came but a bit late and followed the body to the mortuary,” said Okello.
He also said that they are trying to identify whether the deceased is the mother of the child.
Okello has urged people to be very careful while walking along walls.
Those demolishing structures have also been asked to take the necessary safety measures and not expose residents to danger.