• The teams - Manyansi and Nyagiti- were playing a friendly during the 4.30 pm incident.
• The deceased were identified as Sammy Musa, 20, and Joshua Nyangaresi, 21.
Football officials in Kitutu Chache, Kisii, say at least two football players have been killed in a lightning strike during a match at Manyansi.
The teams - Manyansi and Nyagiti- were playing a friendly during the 4.30 pm incident.
The deceased were identified as Sammy Musa, 20, and Joshua Nyangaresi, 21.
Marani OCPD, Benlife Munuve, said one player died at the scene while the second died in hospital where he was rushed to for emergency treatment.
Evans Akanga, Kitutu Chache North Football Kenya Federation chair, said the players died on Saturday evening during the friendly tournament.
Two other players are nursing injuries at Nyamira Teaching and Referral Hospital where they were rushed for treatment.
"The teams were having a friendly match when it suddenly began to rain," he stated.
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