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Teachers to blame over drowning of 7 kids in Mombasa

14 August 2015, 14:18 William Korir

Nairobi - The bodies of the 7 children who drowned in a school trip in Mombasa arrived at the Kenyatta University Mortuary to a sombre mood with questions raised over the role of the teachers in the disaster.

The children drowned Tuesday on a school trip in Diani Mombasa after high tides carried them away.

So far, blame has yet to be proportioned to any party but on speaking to relatives of the deceased at the mortuary, the blame lies squarely at the doorstep of the teachers.

" Who lets children who do not know how to swim get into such a position," a relative of one of the deceased children told News24 Friday.

" There needs to be an inquest and someone made to pay. We cannot have children, 13 year olds with bright futures die just like that and those in-charge walk free," the relative who asked not to be named added.

For others, the pain was just too deep to focus on the circumstances of the deaths.

" Our children have died and it is very painful. There must be an investigation done into the circumstances," he added.

The children, 55 in number were from Saint Martin’s De Pores Boys School in Murang’a, who were on holiday in Diani, went out to sea to swim without minders or life guards.

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