'Why my son? Why? Mother weeps for son killed in arson attack
04 August 2015, 08:41
Nairobi - For many parents, boarding school is a safe haven for their children to get an education but at times, its just not the case.
Two students were the latest to die in an arson attack on a school in Limuru, in the outskirts of Nairobi Monday, in the latest in a series of similar events that have rocked Kenya's high schools in recent times.
One of the victims of the Stephjoy attack was Ian Kamau, burnt beyond recognition in the fire that took place Monday morning.
His mother Njeri, who arrived at the school with the hope of seeing her son alive, just like every parent would in the midst of the chaos, was sadly to be disappointed.
" Why my son? Why? Why him? Why me?," she wept uncontrollably on hearing the news of her son's untimely demise.
According to fellow students, Ian was calm and never disturbed anyone. He was a friend to many.
" I cannot believe that he has died. He was a friend to everyone who knew him," Festus Njue, a classmate told News24.
" If there was a person who should not have died, it was Ian," he added.
The other student killed was 15 year old Edwin Mugo.
There are expected to be more deaths sadly as word out of the Kenyatta National Hospital was that there are two students with over 90% burns. According to nurses, close to all who have over 90% burns usually count as fatalities.
Hope is though, that no more souls will be lost to the heinous crime.
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