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Scores injured in Stampede at Madaraka Day Celebrations Venue in Meru

As early as 3am long queues had already started to form leading to the stadium.

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The stampede occurred on the wee hours of the morning at the Stadium.

By 6am all the terraces at the stadium had already been filled to capacity.

Long queues

As early as 3am long queues had already started to form leading to the four gates entering the stadium.

Security officers were forced to lock the gates to bar thousands of Kenyans eager to enter the stadium, leading to a stampede as people struggled to gain entry to the stadium.

Nearly 20,000 are expected to fill the stadium as President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to lead Kenyans in celebrating the 55th Madaraka Day celebrations.

According to State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu Mr Mabuza will grace the Madaraka Day festivities as well as hold several meetings with President Uhuru Kenyatta and other leaders.

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