Agency Report says a Kenyan footballer has been struck dead by lightning as he celebrated his team’s equalizer against their opponents. According to a report by The Standard of Kenya, the person in question, Allan Mbote, was a 20-year-old Kenyatta University student. Kenyatta University has confirmed the death of the second year student.
He played as a defender for a team known as Red Sharks. The incident occurred on Sunday, with five other players also injured by the lightning during Nangina Ward Football Tournament at Luchululo village.
Three of the players are still on admission at Nangina Mission Hospital.
The Standard reported that Mbote’s death was the latest lightning disaster to hit Kenya in recent days. On 9th December, lightning also killed three children in Teso North constituency.