The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) has launched investigations towards a gun incident that happened at Kericho’s Green Stadium after the hosts Zoo FC, rallied to a draw 1-1 against visiting Bandari FC.
In a statement sent to newsrooms on Monday 17th, the KPL notes with regret that it is a sad occurrence as the man involved is supposed to be a law-enforcer.
”We have launched investigations into the unfortunate incident involving a person alleged to be a law enforcing officer and players of Bandari FC which happened on Sunday 16th in Kericho,” reads the statement in part.
Images captured showed the man- middle aged and with his gun exposed at the waist, trying to get past Bandari FC official Ken Onyachi, allegedly- to attack the players. The league manager in the statement today- say they are determined to get to the root of all this so as to uphold the safety of players and officials in the league.
”As we proceed to review the circumstances which led to the occurrence, we assure stakeholders and the general public that we remain steadfast in ensuring safety and security of players, match officials, technical bench officials and match-going fans during league matches,” the statement continues.
In the match, the visitors had taken the lead through Congolese import Yema Mwana but this was cancelled out very late in the game through 2017 KPL Most Valuable Player Michael Madoya. It is still not clear why the said man wanted to attack anyone in particular.
The KPL also takes the matter with the Inspector General of the Kenya Police so that ‘it does not happen again’
”We will write to the Inspector General of Kenya Police Service to look into the matter further with the aim of ensuring that this does not happen again as all licensed gun-holders are under his jurisdiction,” it says further.