Investigation Into Kakamega Stampede Commences

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Police in Kakamega begin recording statements from witnesses of the Monday Stampede

Police in kakamega begun recording statements from witnesses of the Monday 3, February Stampeed that left 14 Pupils dead and scores injured at the Kakamega Primary School.

In a briefing to members of the press, Western region police commander Peris Kimani said detectives would focus on safety regulations in place to try unravel what could have caused the tragedy.

Kimani revealed that six pupils are still admitted in hospital with two in the Intensive Care Unit while four are in the wards. The injured pupils she said are in stable condition.

Missing gaps in the timeline of the tragedy have been identified and detectives are now working to establish what could have triggered the incident.

Ditectives are yet to place any teachers on duty at the scene at the time of the incident.

Police are however counting on three teachers on duty who need to explain what happened as the learners left the classrooms and were descending the stairs from the third and second floor to go home.

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Timothy Omondi