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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,6TH AUG 2018-Many questions continue to linger on after 11 students St. Gabriel Primary School in Mwingi died on Saturday through a tragic accident involving their bus and a lorry.
The state of the bus at the time of the accident is what has brought many questions as to whether it had speed governor and if the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol.
Nine students died on the spot Saturday at 11pm when the School bus hit an on-coming lorry at Kanginga bridge about 1 Km from Mwingi town on the Thika-Garissa Road.
One student was declared dead upon arrival at Mwingi hospital.
The driver of the school bus has been arrested following a report by Mwingi OCPD John Nyamu who said the driver was overspeeding and overtaking when the accident occurred.
Education Secretary in Kitui Catholic diocese Fr. Julius Muthamba say the Principal of the school collapsed after receiving the news of the grisly accident and has gone into a coma.
The sad incident occurs at a time when most schools have closed for the August holiday.