Tragedy struck during a football match when a 20-year-old Kenyatta University student, Allan Mbote, was struck dead by lightning on Sunday as he came off the pitch to celebrate a goal against their opponents in Funyula Constituency.
Mbote was one of six players caught by the bolt of lightning during the Nangina Ward Football Tournament at Luchululo village. He died instantly while the others sustained injuries.
It was learnt three of the players are still recuperating at Nangina Mission Hospital.
Kenyatta University confirmed the Red Sharks defender’s untimely death in a Twitter post, in which it said they had lost the second year student. Mbote’s death is the latest lightning tragedy to hit the country in recent days.
On 9th December, three children Millicent Amoit, Moses Imerikwa and Esther Ateng’e succumbed to the lightning strike in Teso North constituency.
The three were children to Andrew Idewa who survived together with his wife Carolyne Idewa and their grandchild Rian Samuel.