Six Teachers' Records Statements in Connection to a Pupil's Fatal Merry-Go-Round Fall

August 14, 2023

Six teachers from Greens Angels Academy have recorded statements with police following a fatal accident of a 7-year-old boy who fell from a merry-go-round during a school trip last week.

Police in Ruiru sub-county say they are investigating a case of negligence on either of the parties. Detectives have already visited the scene of the incident and interrogated the management and staff at Destiny Gardens on the safety of their equipment and support team.

The Grade One pupil at Greens Angels Academy in Githurai 44 Kiambu County is in Intensive Care Unit at Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital (KUTRRH) after he fatally fell from a go-round during a school trip.

The doctors at the health facility said the injuries sustained Tuesday last week are life-threatening explaining to the family that their son has no realistic chance of cure and no medical interventions will reverse the situation.

The family has been advised to withdraw the life support machine after appraisals by two independent doctors said Caleb is unlikely to recover thus advising the family to sign the consent forms to pull him out life support machine.

“If I sign that (form), it means I am sending my son to the grave,” Mwangi Odanga, his father added.

“Hapumui kwa njia ile inastahili…kutoka Tuesday tumejadiliana na madaktari wakasema wamefika mwisho kwa sababu akili imeharibiwa,” Stephen Maina Githua, a relative said.

Even with the doctors’ verdicts that the brain damage is severe and there is no coming back from it, the family still keeps the hope high.

“Moyo wetu sio mtoto akufe, atibiwe aweze kupona,” his grandfather Maina Githua stated.

The family says the boy fell off from the swing on a school trip to Destiny Gardens in Kiambu’s Ruiru area.

“Walipomfunga kwa ile merry-go-round, mtoto alianguka kutoka juu akakimbizwa hapo,” his father stated.

The family says that the school administration where Caleb attended had turned their back on them at a time when the family is in turmoil.

Gravity Amusement Park proprietor at Destiny Garden, Duncan Amiri explained that their machines are up to the required operational standard because they are imported from abroad and tested by local authorities to ascertain usability.

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