December 15, 2018
Thunder Strikes Footballer Dead During Goal Celebration
A Kenyan amateur footballer, Allan Mbote was struck dead by lightning during a goal celebration on Sunday.
According to a report by The Standard of Kenya, the victim, Allan Mbote, a 20-year-old Kenyatta University student played as a defender for a team known as Red Sharks.
The incident left five other players injured during the Nangina Ward Football Tournament at Luchululo village.
Three of the players are still on admission at Nangina Mission Hospital.
Kenyatta University has confirmed the death of the second year student. The MP for the area, Dr. Oundo Mudenyo also sent his condolence as he wrote:
“Some tragedies are hard to take: lightening striking a player during a soccer match! RIP Allan Mbote.”