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Kaimenyi: Injured varsity students out of danger

April 12th, 2015 1 min read

A majority of the students undergoing treatment for injuries sustained during the Sunday morning stampede at University of Nairobi’s Kikuyu Campus are out of danger and will be discharged soon, the Government has announced.

Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi also confirmed the electric fault which caused the panic that resulted into the stampede has since been rectified by the Kenya Power Company technicians.

The students had mistaken the multiple blasts for a terrorist attack, Kaimenyi said.

The resulting commotion led to the death of one student, who jumped through the window from his hostel room located on the fifth floor.


“There were multiple blasts and then one student shouted ‘terrorists’, leading to the stampede,” a lecturer at the institution told Nairobi News.

The 156 students are admitted at the Kenyatta National Hospital (113), PCEA Kikuyu (54), while Nairobi, the Aga Khan and Karen Hospitals are each treating one patient.

Most of those hospitalized are undergoing treatment for soft tissue injuries, and are out of danger with Kaimenyi stating he expects a majority to be discharged “in the coming days”.

This incident occurred ten days after a deadly Al-Shabaab initiated attack at the Garissa University College claimed the lives of 147 people, most of whom were students.