Panic as man collapses, dies in Nairobi CBD

The scene on Kimathi Street, Nairobi, where a man collapsed and died on Tuesday.

What you need to know:

The man was a patient on his way to the Kenyatta National Hospital for an appointment with a doctor.

A man collapsed and died along Kimathi Street in the Nairobi central business district on Tuesday, causing panic.

The man, the Nation learnt, was a patient on his way to the Kenyatta National Hospital for an appointment with a doctor.

His cousin, a building contractor in the area, said he had been waiting for his sister.

“She is a businesswoman around here. They had told me to tag along,”  he said.

Nairobi Sub-county Police Commissioner Mark Wanjala told the Nation that a police unit was dispatched as soon as they received a call about the incident.

Mr Wanjala said a postmortem will establish the cause of death.

“We do not want to speculate, especially as we navigate [the Covid-19] pandemic,” he said.

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