A 30-year-old man is reported to have collapsed and died while traveling to Mombasa aboard Chania Cool bus of REG. NO. KCU 756C , SCANIA model.
According to multiple reports, the man is said to have collapsed after coughing severely at around 0240 hrs.
The incident is said to have occurred at Teleh Hotel Mutito-Andei, in Makueni County.
Police have identified the deceased as FREDRICK MBACHU MWAKIMA TAITA.
Reports doing rounds on social media indicate that Public Health officers are making arrangements to remove the body and fumigate the bus.
The incident happens as the nation struggles to contain the now most dreaded coronavirus pandemic.
Other passengers are said to have fled the scene after noticing the deceased’s severe coughs, leaving him to die helplessly.
On Sunday March 22, 2020, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe confirmed eight more COVID-19 cases in Kenya, bring the total number of cases to 15.
Addressing a press conference from Harambee House, CS Kagwe noted that one of the confirmed coronavirus patients was in a critical condition in Kilifi and there were plans to airlift him to Nairobi for further treatment.
Kilifi County Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi has also tested positive for the virus.
He was picked by state officers and forced into isolation after he refused to self-quarantine the moment he came from an international trip.
Governor Amason Kingi has resorted to self-quarantine himself, with CS Kagwe vowing to charge his deputy for going against Government’s Health Act.
Meanwhile, the government has put in some measures to contain the virus.
All international flights have been suspended, with all bars remaining close until further notice effective Wednesday 25th March.