Precious Talents School proprietor Moses Wainaina was arrested on Thursday, September 26, in Nairobi.
He is being detained at Kabete Police Station pending arraignment.
Police stated that Wainaina would be arraigned in court on Friday over the school collapse tragedy.
His arrest comes after Education CS George Magoha revoked the licence of the school over safety concerns.
Magoha directed that the pupils of the school be distributed to public schools.
The pupils will be transferred to Ngong Forest Primary School, Jamhuri Primary School and Riruta Satellite Primary School with the government promising to cater for desks and books for the pupils.
On Wednesday, Magoha announced the closure of St. Catherine Bombolulu Primary school which according to him was in a similar state as the collapsed Precious Talent School in Ng'ando Dagoretti.
"I have been to the structure, I have been to every room, and basically there is no difference from the structure that collapsed," he admitted.
Upon visiting the site of Top Talent school, Magoha noted that structure was not fit to host the children it had.
“I have been to all the other classrooms and in my most humble opinion, they are stable. So if a spade must be called a spade ahead of the investigations, you notice that somebody went and build another storey on top of the temporary structure.
"If you go ahead and do so without anybody’s approval I think we should be fair to each other including being fair to the government,” explained Magoha.
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