Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has spoken on the unfortunate stampede at Kakamega Primary School that left 14 pupils dead and 39 others seriously injured.
Speaking during a phone interview with Citizen TV on Monday night, Prof Magoha questioned the incident that lead to the death of the pupils.
He said he was at the school last week and he witnessed the pupils come down the stairs in an orderly manner.
According to Magoha, there must be something that led to the stampede.
Magoha says a bell ring can’t cause the panic witnessed on Monday evening.
He has ordered his Principal Secretary Bellio Kipsang to arrive at the scene tomorrow morning as investigations into the matter goes on.
Earlier reports indicated that the pupils were rushing down the staircase of the school when they tripped and fell on each other.
Kakamega Central OCPD David Kabena said that at least 39 pupils were injured and that so far, 20 have been treated and discharged.
Additional reports indicate that the injured pupils are in the region of 100 and that some of them have been admitted to the ICU in critical condition.
The pupils are said to have been running away from a teacher who was reportedly punishing another pupil in one of the classes upstairs.
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