The owner of Precious Talents Academy in Dagoretti where a classroom block collapsed and killed eight pupils has been charged alongside eight Nairobi county government officials with manslaughter among other counts.
The accused person Moses Wainaina Ndirangu (owner of the school), James Mwaura Mwangi (Nairobi county government Public officer), Jasper Ndeke Shadrack (compliance and enforcement officer), Florence Wangari Hungi (Quality assurance and standard officer), Freshia Wambui Maingi, Sylvia Mwikali Nthanga (planning, compliance and enforcement officer) , Elijah Isaboke Okido (Education officer), Selina Leparia (public health officer) and Michael Kahungo Gitau(quality assurance officer) are also charged with unlawfully causing the death of the eight pupils.
They are accused of killing Germine City Njeru on 23rd September 2019.
The nine are also accused of unlawful causing the death of Nevence Kimunto, Witney Naam Wekesa, Mirriam Itago Simbovo, Teddious Kinyanju, Jackline Gesare Nyaberi, Harriet Ndunge Kalili and Emna Kasandi Idambo.
The Nairobi county public health officer Mwaura and Leparia are further charged with wilfully neglecting to ensure safety of pupils of Precious Talent Academy leading to the collapse of a building causing death of the eight students.
County Planning Compliance and enforcement officers Ndeke and Mwikali are charged with wilfully neglecting to ensure the school building was constructed to the required standard which led to its collapse causing the death of the students.
Quality assurance and standard officers Kahungo and Wangari are charged with wilfully neglecting to ensure quality and safety of the said school leading to the collapse of a building block causing death of the eight pupils.
Dagoretti sub-county education officer Isaboke is charged with wilfully neglecting to ensure the safety of the said pupils leading to the collapse of the building causing death of the eight students.
The denied all the sixteen charges against them before Kibera Law Courts Chief Magistrate Joyce Gandani and were released on cash bail.