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Injuries, teargas at Uhuru inauguration – VIDEO

By AGEWA MAGUT November 28th, 2017 1 min read

Several people were injured during a stampede at Kasarani Stadium as they tried to get in for the presidential inauguration ceremony on Tuesday morning.

A crowd of people rushed in and forced themselves through one of the gates compelling security officers to clobber them and lob teargas in order to disperse them.

An unknown number of people were hurt, forcing the officers and emergency medical personnel to attend to them.

Jubilee branded merchandise was strewn about the gates as the crowd fled for their lives following the melee.

Officers were deployed at the gates to keep the crowd from getting in again.

Minutes later, at about 9.20am, the master of ceremony for the event announced that the stadium was full and for those outside the venue to look for alternatives to follow the ceremony.

The Kasarani Stadium has a capacity of 60,000 people.