Pupil’s Account: What really caused killer Kakamega Primary School stampede

The Kakamega Primary School stamped on February 3 2020 that claimed the lives of 14 students and left 39 others injured.

Kakamega Peerimary School. Several students are feared dead. [Photo/standard media]

In Brief

-“I won’t blame teachers for the children’s death; they were at the staffroom when the incident happened.”

-“I was pushed to the ground while attempting to run for safety. I fell on the staircases and rolled down. I sustained not-so-major injuries. Sadly, my friend died during the stampede.

Fresh details have emerged regarding the Kakamega Primary School stamped on February 3 2020 that claimed the lives of 14 students and left 39 others injured.

A class four pupil from the school has given a first-hand account, saying the fatal stampede began when a class six male pupil sacred his counterparts in class 4 and 5 that the school had been invaded by ghosts baying for their blood.

From the alarm, most of the children started running for safety leading to the confusion which resulted in the gruesome deaths as several pupils felled to the staircases and trampled on by their schoolmates.

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Postmortem reports released Thursday, February 6, by pathologist Nixon Mchana show the victims died from suffocation.

“Two boys were fighting in class, then another pupil came to our stream and told us that we were being called by our teachers to the staffroom. We hadn’t gone far when he went back to a higher floor and said he had seen a ghost that wanted to suck our blood.

“In his own words, he said: ‘I am seeing someone who has horns and is wearing red, white and black clothes. He is saying he wants to suck our blood’.

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“The pupils immediately ran to the staircases, with the male children leading. Many girls tripped over the boys’ legs and fell. Other pupils — while still frantic — trampled on the ones who were on the ground, resulting in the victims suffocating and dying.”

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“I was pushed to the ground while attempting to run for safety. I fell on the staircases and rolled down. I sustained not-so-major injuries. Sadly, my friend died during the stampede.

“I won’t blame teachers for the children’s death; they were at the staffroom when the incident happened.”

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The account of the class 4 pupil leaves into question whether the school is haunted by satanic forces despite being converted into a church on Sundays where many faithfuls gather to pray.

Speaking at the Bukhungu Stadium on Friday during the requiem mass of the 14 dead students, former Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale questioned the services of the churches operating at the school on weekend and claimed some of them may be sacrificing their children for rituals.