NAIROBI - World governing body FIFA and
the Kenyan Government have ordered investigations into a
stampede at a match in Nairobi in which eight fans were killed,
officials said on Monday.
"FIFA officials called me yesterday and ordered that
thorough investigations be conducted to establish the cause of
the deaths," Football Kenya Limited Chairman, Mohammed Hatimy,
The stampede occurred during Saturday's Kenyan Premier
League match between traditional rivals Gor Mahia and AFC
Leopards at Nyayo National stadium when hundreds of fans surged
towards one of the gates. Six people died at the scene and two
more died in hospital later.
Prime Minister Raila Odinga visited injured fans at the
Kenyatta National Hospital where he said the government had
ordered investigations be concluded in seven days to establish
the cause of the deaths.
"It is very unfortunate to lose football lovers in such a
manner. All entry points should have been opened for ease and
systematic entry of the large number of fans," Odinga said on
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