BY EURIDICE NZIOKA,NAIROBI,5TH SEPT 2017-Even as parents of 9 students of Moi Girls high school who perished in the fire disaster last Saturday 2nd September get a go ahead to view the bodies of their children at chiromo mortuary ,they continue to be desperate even more as days pass by.
This is because of the reality that they have had to content with concerning results of a DNA tests on the bodies that they will have to wait longer before getting to identify them.
According to deputy director of the National disaster management unit Pius Maasai the process of the conducting the DNA tests on all the bodies may take a little bit longer because of the bad state of the bodies which are badly burnt beyond recognition.
Addressing the press on Tuesday at the Chiromo mortuary in Nairobi after the affected parents were allowed to view the bodies,Masai says concerned parties were doing all possible to make sure that the process was carried out swiftly.
He says that both parents are being involved with each of them allowed to give samples for the tests to speed up the process.
UPESINEWS.CO.KE has visited Chiromo mortuary and established that the deaths have taken toll on parents who have already arrived to view their children bodies and try to identify them.Most of them are still in shock and can barely comprehend what happened.Others are still not able to talk or even commend.
Maasai also says they may consider offering counseling sessions to those parents even as they arrive to view the bodies.Preliminary findings on the incident that occurred while the students slept in their dormitory have established that the fire was caused by an arson attack.One student has been questioned about the incident as investigation continues to establish exactly what happened.
The school has since been closed for two weeks to carry out investigations and also offer counseling to other students who are still traumatized.