Police in Nairobi have arrested Moses Wainaina, the proprietor of the Precious Talent School, whose classrooms collapsed, leaving eight children dead and 64 others injured.
Mr Wainaina is being detained at Kabete police station pending arraignment on Friday
Wainaina was arrested on Thursday evening, a few hours after DCI Director George Kinoti and DPP Noordin Haji visited the school in Ng’ando ward while on a fact-finding mission after a 2-storey building at the school collapsed.
Mr Wainaina is being detained at Kabete police station pending arraignment on Friday.
Education Secretary George Magoha on Thursday revoked the school’s licence and asked the pupils to join public schools around the area.
Prof Magoha said owners of the school constructed an additional floor to the single-storey building without seeking approval, placing the pupils’ lives in danger.
The students were transferred to three public schools where 480 students will go to Ngong’ Forest primary school, 180 to Jamhuri Primary School and 130 to Riruta primary school.
Magoha said the Ministry of Education will provide desks and books for the learners at their new schools.