According to local media, two football players were killed by lightning in Kisii county in the west of Kenya.
Two more athletes were taken to hospital for immediate care following injuries sustained over the weekend.
The teams were playing a friendly match, according to a football federation official, when the rain started.
“It is tragic that they lost their lives doing what they loved the most – playing. Evans Akanga, president of the local Football Federation of Kenya, described to “Daily Nation”. “As officials of the federation, we express our condolences to the affected families.
To reduce such tragedies, the official encouraged the government to install lightning rods in public places, especially schools where meetings are held.