President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to families of eight pupils who died in a road accident last night.
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The pupils from St Gabriel Primary School in Mwingi were travelling from Mombasa where they had gone for a study tour when their bus was involved in a head-on collision with a lorry at Kanginga bridge about 1 Km from Mwingi town on the Thika-Garissa Road at around 11:00 pm.
After the collision, the bus lost control and plunged into the Kanginga river bed.
In his message to the parents and guardians of the victims, the President said it was unfortunate that the lives of innocent pupils who are the future of this nation were lost.
“It is indeed sad and unfortunate that we lost those we look forward to secure the future of our great nation,” said President Kenyatta.
The eight pupils were among 50 passengers who included their teachers.