At least 14 pupils have been confirmed dead following a stampede at Kakamega Primary School.
Reports reaching TUKO.co.ke indicate the incident, which happened on the evening of Monday, February 3, also left more than 30 other pupils injured.
As of Monday, February 3, evening, at least 14 pupils had been confirmed dead and over 39 others injured following the stampede at Kakamega Primary School.
Confirming the accident, Kakamega Central Police commander, David Kabena, indicated the youngsters were leaving their classes for home at around 5 pm when they trampled on each other down the staircase. 39 were injured and 20 treated and discharged.
The exact cause of the stampede was not immediately clear even as the wounded children were rushed to Kakamega County Referral Hospital.
Members of the public and parents who arrived at the scene shortly after the incident were visibly in shock and overwhelmed with emotions as they jostled to find out the whereabouts of their children.
Some of the pupils reportedly fell from the third floor of the building as they dashed out of their classes in panic.
Some of the parents were evidently overwhelmed with emotions after finding out their children were among those who had been confirmed dead.
The latest school accident comes about six months since the Precious Talent School tragedy which claimed the lives of seven young souls and left 57 others nursing injuries.
In the case of Precious Talent School in Ngando, Dagoretti South, Nairobi, a two-story classroom made of iron sheets and timbers collapsed with pupils inside.
Just like in the previous school tragedy, Kenyans from across the country, including local leaders, condoled with those who lost their loved ones in the Kakamega Primary School incident.