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Kenyan Premier League to investigate after fan threatens players with gun

15:41 BST 17/09/2018
Bandari v Zoo Kericho GUN drama KPL match.
A full investigation is set to be launched after a supporter, alleged to be a police officer, pulled a firearm after a game

The Kenyan Premier League has launched an investigations into the incident where a fan threatened players with a gun in a match between Zoo Kericho and Bandari on Sunday.

An unidentified man, who is alleged to be a police officer, charged towards Bandari players, brandishing a pistol after the final whistle in a game that ended 1-1.

The KPL said that they are in the process of investigating the circumstances that led to the chilling event at the Kericho Green Stadium.

“KPL wishes to inform stakeholders and the general public that it has launched investigations into an unfortunate incident involving a person alleged to be a law enforcing officer and players of Bandari Football Club which happened at the Green Stadium, Kericho," a statement obtained by Goal  read.

“As we proceed with our review of the circumstances which led to the occurrence of this regrettably sad incident, 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 matches played in various venues across the country.

“KPL will verify the facts of the incident and apply the relevant rules firmly and fairly in order to preserve the integrity of the game."

This is not the first time that a gun has been pulled in a KPL match.

In April 2016, a fan pulled a firearm in a game between Ulinzi Stars and AFC Leopards in Mumias.