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Covid-19 : Man Collapses & Dies in Public After Developing Difficulty in Breathing

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Mwingi, Kitui  — A family is grieving after the sudden death of a family member who collapsed and died outside a popular bank.

According to reports, Justus Kavindu, 55-years-old, was walking with his daughter Teresia Kavindu along Mwingi-Garrisa Road when the unfortunate incident happened.

His daughter disclosed that her Father had complained of chest pains and breathing problems

“We were outside Co-operative Bank, Mwingi branch when he lay down on the ground in pain,” narrated Teresia stating that her father passed on a few minutes later.

Witnesses stated that they saw the 55-year-old man suddenly fall and rushed to the scene to see what was happening.

One of the witnesses, Joyce Mwende, asked if the man was epileptic or had a history of any other disease and she was told that he did not have.

Another witness called the police who rushed to the scene to attend to the incident.

The body of the late was later taken to mwingi level 4 hospital mortuary where medics reported that he didn’t have any physical injuries.

Police Commander of the area, Peter Mutuma disclosed that investigations were underway to ascertain the cause of death.

This comes at a time where the country battles covid-19 pandemic which has recorded 197 cases and 8 deaths.

Medics reported that some of the characteristics of the virus-positive individuals are difficulty in breathing, chest pains and a general lack of appetite as well as dry cough.

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