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Kericho stadium gunman explains why he drew his firearm

By DAVID KWALIMWA September 20th, 2018 1 min read

The man at the centre of a gun drama during a Kenyan Premier League match last weekend in Kericho says he did not plan to use the firearm during that outrageous incident.

The man, who Nairobi News has since identified as Wycliffe Kiplangat, was pictured initially collecting himself from the ground after being shoved down during a brief scuffle at the end of the match between Zoo Kericho and Bandari.

The gunman picks himself from the ground. PHOTO | COURTESY

Other photos subsequently showed him appearing to reach for a pistol placed on his waist as an unidentified man attempted to restrain him from confronting a group of Bandari players.

A man attempts to draw his gun at the end of the KPL match between Zoo Kericho and Bandari at Kericho Green Stadium as some of the players look on. PHOTO | COURTESY


Did gun-totting intruder intend to kill this Bandari player?

The incident however ended with the gunman being led away.

The gunman being led away. PHOTO | COURTESY

When Nairobi News reached out to Kiplangat, the man who says he is a former footballer and currently part of Ainamoi lawmaker David Too’s security detail, explained that he went to the stadium as part of the MP’s advance party.

Kiplangat, who says he played for KPL club Chemelil Sugar during the 2010/2011 league seasons, added that he went to the pitch side after the final whistle to ‘greet’ Bandari kit manager Ken Onyanchi who was his one time teammate.

That is when all hell broke loose.