The school management, Education officials,the police and the doctors have been working around the clock to determine the cause of death of the 14 pupils of Kakamega Primary who died in the 5:30pm Tuesday stampede. Kakamega hospital pathologist Dickson Mchana has released the findings from some of the bodies that the hospital carried out post moterm tests on.
According to the findings issued by the hospital on the autopsy carried on 6 bodies, it was clear that they died from suffocation. According to pathologist Dickson Mchana of the Kakamega referral hospital, the findings from all the 6 bodies indicated the same cause of death.
“We did a limited autopsy because the circumstances are known but all in all, the six died of suffocation” Stated pathologist Mchana. He also informed the public that post moterm will be dome on all the remaining bodies and the full compiled results will be out soon. Official report and findings from the school management is yet to be made public and the country also awaits the police findings.
Already one body of a standard four pupil was buried yesterday according to Islamic traditions and there shall be a requiem mass at Bukhungu stadium on Friday 7th for the resting Angels.
Meanwhile the school remains closed as directed by the education officials until next week when the school doors shall be opened for the pupils to resume learning.
2 pupils continues to fight for their lives in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as others continue to nurse their wounds in Kakamega referral hospital and the neighboring hospitals. Those with minor injuries were earlier treated and allowed to go home.