Kenyans on twitter have been raising concern over the state of security at Kasarani after the announcement by the sports ministry that the entry will free. Some had earlier requested that security should be beefed up so as to avoid any mishaps. As a result of these complaints the Football Kenya Federation through Nick Mwendwa has confirmed an assured Kenyans that their safety is guaranteed.
Just wait and see how hooligans will behave tomorrow at Kasarani.I wanted to attend but since it will attract so many iddlers I doubt if the security would be good.I would rather watch it on a TV than going to the stadium.
— Ondonga ochieng (@William80811475) October 13, 2018
I will be at Kasarani cheering HarambeeStars, let Security be tighten coz am sure the haven’t given SECURITY a second thought
— Miller Achachi (@achachi_miller) October 13, 2018
A security nightmare awaits Football Kenya Federation (FKF) in tomorrow’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Harambee Stars and Ethiopia at Kasarani https://t.co/Gr6id3c6iC
— Game Yetu (@GameYetu) October 13, 2018
Free entry to Kasarani could a recipe for chaos n stampede. People take note
— erick cheruiyot (@barmuriaat) October 13, 2018
“Come to the game and come early, we’ve guaranteed security for you,” was Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa’s clarion call ahead of Sunday’s crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group “F” qualifier against Ethiopia at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
Sources available online also indicated that Security forces drawn from General Service Unit (GSU), regular police and National Youth Service (NYS) will be on the ground in numbers to maintain order from the moment the gates open at 9am.
“By 2pm the gates will be closed, only 50,000 fans will be allowed access to the stadium as per the two-thirds rule on stadium access by Caf and Fifa,” Mwendwa said during the presser held at MISC Kasarani.
The tickets will be offered on the basis of first come first served. The decision on the free entry was made by the sports ministry as a way to show support to the Kenyan national team.