Two Kenyan football fans killed after Ghana loss

July 3, 2010 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 3 – Two football fans were killed on Friday night in a pub brawl after Ghana’s loss at the World cup quarter finals.

The first victim was stabbed in the stomach and died on the spot while the attacker was lynched by the mob at a bar in the outskirts of Nairobi.

The two were among hundreds of fans who were watching the match between Ghana and Uruguay at Exto Bar in Githurai Kimbo. The two reportedly differed as they predicted scores, soon after the first goal was scored.

Nairobi PPO Antony Kibuchi, told reporters that the one who stabbed the other, was consequently beaten to death by the mob.

Still on Friday, a young Haitian football fan was so distraught at Brazil\’s World Cup exit that he killed himself, by leaping in front of a car, according to witnesses.

The 18-year-old died after the incident, which took place in Nerette, on the outskirts of the Haitian capital, following Brazil\’s 2-1 defeat by the Netherlands in the quarter-finals.

Two weeks ago, a secondary school boy was beaten to death outside a bar on Nairobi’s Kimathi Street, after differing with his couleagues during a world cup match.

The eighteen-year-old student was killed following a dispute over the World Cup match between Brazil and Ivory Coast.

Mr Lawrence Asava, a form three student at Kochland Secondary School was watching the match at a popular pub near the Nation Centre when he reportedly differed with his colleagues, leading to a scuffle which left him unconscious.

Three of his colleagues immediately carried him to a clinic on Muindi Mbingu Street but before they could get in, they realised that he was dead, dropped him on the street and started running away but they were promptly arrested by taxi drivers who reported the incident to the police.

In April last year, an Arsenal fan in Nairobi committed suicide after his team was eliminated from the Champions League by rivals Manchester United.


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