Four people have been killed and 13 others seriously injured at the Kericho Green Stadium stampede hours to Mashujaa Day Celebrations.
Police in Kericho said the four persons passed away while undergoing treatment at the county Referral hospital following a 3AM stampede at Kericho Green Stadium’s gate ‘C’ Friday morning.
The deceased are all women and their identities are yet to be established.
In a statement, police said the incident occurred when a lady who was selling tea outside the stadium accidentally spilled hot tea in the fire prompting members of the public to panic after mistaking it to be teargas thrown to them.
“It was reported by Police Officers who were on duty at Kericho Green Stadium today 20/10/2023 at 0300 hours where Mashujaa Celebration is to take place, that there was a stampede caused by a lady who was selling tea outside the stadium who accidentally spilled hot tea in the fire near gate “C” along the public road, as a result members of public panicked and mistook it to be a teargas thrown to them.” Read the statement.
The injured were rushed to the Kericho County Referral Hospital for treatment on board station motor vehicle and county government ambulances.