Learning at Kakamega Primary School has been paralysed for one week after the Education CS George Magoha issued a statement of closure to allow for investigations to be done following a stampede that left 14 pupils dead and several others badly injured. Magoha inspected the scene on Tuesday morning and said that the school will remain closed for one week, also to allow for the rest of the pupils to rest.
Some of the pupils are alleged to have jumped off the third floor during the stampede that is said to have occurred due to panic. The reason behind the panic has not yet been established. Kakamega Police Boss David Kabena said investigations have been launched to establish the cause of the stampede.
Deputy President William Ruto visited the school on Tuesday and condoled with the families of those that had lost their loved ones, and said that the State will organize a burial for the deceased with the help of the County government of Kakamega. Other leaders who visited the school include the governor of Kakamega county Wycliffe Oparanya and Education Permanent Secretary Belio Kipsang.