Several people were injured during a stampede at Kasarani Sports Stadium as they tried to get in for the presidential inauguration ceremony on Tuesday morning.
At least 20 heads of state and governments are expected to attend the where President Kenyatta will take his last oath of office as par the constitution.
Emergency medical personnel attended to the injured.
Jubilee branded merchandise was strewn about the gates as the crowd fled for their lives following the melee.
Dozens of police manned the gates to keep the crowd from getting in again.
The police was forced to throw teargas in attempts to disperse the rowdy gathering. Unfortunately, that didn’t seem to deter them, as some went as far as breaking a gate to force themselves in.
A section of the barrier was destroyed prompting police to lob teargas.
“We were here by 4am, we must witness the ceremony,” a visibly angered John Wambugu said.
More people could not be admitted inside the 60,000 capacity stadium since it was fully occupied at around 9am.
The ceremony will cost an estimated Ksh.300 million, with at least 20 heads of state in attendance.
Stampede at Kasarani stadium as crowds attending Uhuru Kenyatta’s inauguration break barrier; police call for reinforcement. Picture courtesy pic.twitter.com/9LFlFIJorC
— Ali ‘Mwamvita’ Manzu (@Ali_Manzu) November 28, 2017