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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,12TH SEPT 2017-The DNA identification process that has been ongoing for the 9 students of Moi Girls School in Nairobi is complete and all bodies given to their parents.
According to deputy director of disaster management unit pius masaai ,the short time taken to complete the process has been attributed to team work between various officials and experts led by government pathologists Johanes Oduor.
Addressing the press at the Chiromo mortuary in Nairobi Tuesday Morning,Masai says the affected parents are been taken through counseling before being given the remains of their children.
The parents according to Maasai have also been given the actual names of their children and they have accepted them.”Today the process was just to read the names of all the victims identified after the process in the presence of parents and they have accepted them” he said.
Masai also says the parents will later be given burial permits to proceed with burial plans to inter the bodies.He has further said the National disaster Management Unit will also assist the affected parents in burial arrangements with Nairobi governor Mike Sonko asking the parents to make plans in such a way that he will be able to personally attend each of the student’s burial.
NAMES OF THE DECEASED STUDENTS.
Masaia Eunice,Eve Otele,Alikiri Maloo,Ana Kimato,Witney Teruko Kingonia,Esther Nima,Hawa Athri,Nancy Thuku and Marry Njengo.
Masaai has also appealed to the schools managements across the country to ensure that safety measures put in any part of the school are implemented.According to him it was null and void to have safety manuals in school and not implement them to the letter. This was the only way these disasters will be resolved.
On his part government Pathologist Johanes Oduor has commended all officers who took part in conducting the DNA process on the bodies for working in harmony a move that has enabled the exercise to take a short time.Initialy it had been envisaged that it could take longer.