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Kenyan death toll in Hajj disaster rises to 8

02 October 2015, 17:01 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - The death toll of Kenyans who died in the Hajj stampede in Mecca Saudi Arabia has risen to 8.

The government had earlier said that the death toll was at 6, with 14 Kenyans missing but it has been confirmed to have hit 8 Friday.

1 of the missing Kenyans has been found while 6 others are still missing after the melee that took place last week.

Over 1,000 people died in the stampede.

" We have confirmed that 8 Kenyans died in the stampede and 6 are still missing. The embassy in Riyadh is working full time to try find the missing," a status report from the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.

The Saudi government has thus far been blamed for the deaths of the pilgrims who had gone to Mina where the stoning of the devil.

Thus far, Iran has lost 400 people, which is the highest toll for any singular country.

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