Following a 3:am stampede at Kericho Green Stadium’s gate ‘C’ on Friday, Four persons has been confirmed dead while 13 were injured.
Police said the four passed away while undergoing treatment at the county Referral hospital.
The Mashujaa Day stampede was caused by a lady who was selling tea outside the stadium who accidentally spilled hot tea in the fire along the public road.
This resulted to a public panic which was mistaken for a teargas thrown to them.
“Several people who wanted to gain entry to the stadium were injured and rushed to Kericho County Referral Hospital on board station motor vehicle and county government ambulances,” police said.
“At the hospital, four unknown females have been confirmed dead.”
Three police officers are among the injured, with one of them sustaining a fracture on the right leg, another a cut wound on the right eye and the other one getting a head injury.
Four of the 13 victims have been reported to have suffered soft tissue injuries.
The others got injuries on their backs, legs, shoulder and chest.
The injured persons are aged between 17 years and 67 years old.
“They are all in stable and receiving treatment at Kericho County Referral Hospital,” police said.
“The dead bodies have been taken to the morgue pending identification and postmortem,”
Before the incident, people had started streaming into the Kericho Green Stadium at 1:am.