Hundreds of Kenya schools to be shut down after deadly collapse

About 300 informal schools to be closed after eight children were killed when a school collapsed in Nairobi, which officials blamed on poor construction and overcrowding.

Hundreds of informal schools in Kenya will be shut down after a school building collapsed in Nairobi last month, killing eight children.

Officials blamed poor construction and overcrowding. Now, the education ministry has ordered 300 informal schools to be closed, affecting approximately 10,000 children.

They are supposed to be transferred to nearby public schools which are already overcrowded.

Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from Nairobi.