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6 dead, 100 injured in stadium stampede on Kenyan holiday

A stampede in Kenya during celebrations to mark an annual public holiday killed at least six people on Friday and injured 100 others, authorities said.

The stampede happened when thousands of people struggled to get inside Kericho stadium in western Kenya at dawn, police said. The stadium was the venue for this year’s Mashujaa Day, which means Heroes’ Day in Swahili.

It wasn’t clear if Ruto was aware of the stampede when he delivered his remarks.

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