A six year old kindergarten pupil was Friday morning crushed to death by a school bus in Mombasa County.
According to eye witnesses the boy fell off through an opening on the floor of the bus in a bizarre incident that has left the school fraternity with questions.
A somber mood engulfed St. Augustine preparatory school community immediately they received the tragic news.
It is said that at around 6am as the vehicle made its way through town picking up pupils, one of them a boy fell into a hole in the rusted floor of the bus and was crushed to death by the rear wheels.
Parents and guardians decried the sorry state of the school bus which they described as too old.
They blamed the school management for negligence and called on the Ministry of Education to take action.
The heartbreaking accident points to what could be a case of negligence by the school management and human rights activists want it to held responsible for endangering the lives of pupils.