Double Eldoret tragedy as wall collapses on blind children

Christable Kageha and Brevin Otiende are two blind children who suffered double tragedy on Friday after a wall of a church under construction collapsed on them while sheltering during heavy rain.Unfortunately both broke their legs during the incident.

Christable Kageha 17, is a form three student at St Francis School for the blind while Brevin Otiende is a class three pupil at Thika School for the blind.The incident occurred at Matunda in Likuyani area along the Eldoret-Kitale road.

They were then taken for treated at the Moi Referral Hospital in Eldoret.Their mother Phillois Otiende said the incident had caused extra care for the children as they can not do anything without assistance.

“I now have to face more challenges in taking care of them and at the moment, the costs for medical care is so high,’ she said.She said her poor family has been forced to pay more than sh 500 daily for a nurse to take care of the children at home.

Nairobi businessman Kent Libiso who is a resident of Likuyani visited the family and promised to cater for the medical expenses.“I learnt of this incident and came to see how we can help the family take care of these children,” Libiso said.

Libiso wants the county government to use part of its emergency funds to help the family and also put up special schools to cater for such members of the society in the region.

Sub County administrator for Likuyani area Wilson Sifuna said he had already forwarded the plight of the children to the county headquarters. The government has also ordered that the PAG church at Matunda be demolished due to substandard construction work.

Last week, a woman and her four children were buried alive after a mudslide in the border of Nandi and Kakamega county on Saturday morning.Residents said the five were asleep when the incident occurred at 1am due to the heavy downpour in the region.

On April 29,2016, Four people were killed when the DoD perimeter wall collapsed as they sheltered from heavy rain along Lenana Road in Nairobi.