14 students of Kakamega primary school on Monday 3rd February 2020 died while at least 20 were admitted in Kakamega Referral Hospital after a stampede occurred in the institution.
Kakamega Primary School Stampede Tragedy
The Kakamega primary school stampede tragedy occurred at around 5:00 pm Monday. It is reported that students fell from the 3rd floor of the five storey school building while running after being released to go home.
One of the injured students in hospital indicated that when they were released to go home, one of them who was leading as they ran down the building’s staircase tried to block them. They then pushed her and she tumbled down the stairs leading to a spiral tumble of the rest behind her. The chaos and screaming worsened the situation as it created panic.
He further added that such blocking and pushing when they are released normally occurs but no one has ever fell or been injured.
About Kakamega Primary School
The primary school is located at the heart of Kakamega Town close to the famous Muliro Gardens. The school has over 3,000 pupils.
What Kenyans had to say
Anyamah Douglas: Something is Not Adding Up. Kakamega Primary School Head teacher Needs To Tell Us the Truth. What Was the Main Cause of Panic?Were the Students Running Away From the Teacher??? Were They Rushing Home??? Which is Which?
Mwalimu Jacob Aketch: Kakamega Primary school stamped that left 19pupils dead and almost 40 critical has made me so sad….I can only imagine the pain parents are going through now…OUR SCHOOLS MUST START introduction OF EMERGENCY DRILLS. Poleni sana R.I.P andQR
BRAVIN: The Kakamega Stampede at Kakamega Primary School has more to it than what meets the eyes. First, It’s not the Teacher’s fault as it was earlier presumed. As per the survivor. Secondly, even before yesterday’s incident, pupils were going home with broken body parts.