At least 13 pupils have been confirmed dead and 39 others seriously injured following a panic stampede at Kakamega Primary School in Kakamega County as the pupils rushed to go home, police say.
While confirming the unfortunate 5pm incident, Kakamega Central OCPD David Kabena said the pupils were heading home when the stampede occurred on a staircase and as the pupils rushed down the stairs some fell and were trampled to death.
Multiple sources report that a teacher at the school was beating some pupils prompting the other learners to run down a staircase.
The injured students have been taken to Kakamega County Referral Hospital.
More to follow….