In Summary

  • The stampede happened at 6am as voters struggled to enter the station soon after it was opened.
  • 24 people were injured and rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital.
  • Those who are discharged will not queue again but will be given direct access to vote.

Police in Nairobi dispatched a vehicle to Kenyatta National Hospital to pick 24 voters who were injured in a stampede at Moi Avenue Primary School polling station.

The officers were under instructions bring back those who had been discharged so that they could vote, adding that those discharged will not have to queue again but will be given direct access.

Most of those injured had camped outside the school’s gate from 11pm on Monday and they appeared drunk.

The polling station which is in Starehe Constituency has 14,021 registered voters and 21 voting streams, each with less than 700 voters.

The parliamentary seat for this constituency is hotly contested and some top contenders include: Charles Njagua aka Jaguar (Jubilee), Steve Mbogo (ODM) and Boniface Mwangi (Ukweli)

The incumbent Maina Kamanda is not on the ballot after he was defeated during Jubilee primaries.