Police reveal details of Siaya man who died from COVID-19

By Fay Ngina | Monday, Apr 13th 2020 at 09:21
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The police have revealed the final moments of the man who died from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Siaya County on Friday, April 10.

According to the report, the 59-year-old worker at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) had travelled from Mombasa to Siaya on Sunday, April 5, with his wife and two daughters.

The police report indicates that the man slept in Nairobi on April 5 and was involved in a non-injury accident the next day.

“On April 5, he slept in Nairobi. On April 6 he was involved in a non-injury accident at Awasi market and slept in Kisumu,” read the report.

On Tuesday, April 7, the man is said to have proceeded to Ukwala using his brother’s vehicle where he remained indoors.

After three days, police reveal that the man developed a cough and was rushed to the Matibabu Foundation Private Hospital.

Nine hours after he was admitted, the man was pronounced dead.

On April 11, the man’s blood samples were taken to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in Kisumu where they tested positive for COVID-19.

All the people that came into contact with the man were all put into mandatory quarantine in Siaya County.  

Police directed that the deceased body be disinfected and buried.

On Sunday, April 12, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe announced six additional coronavirus cases in the country bringing the total of confirmed cases to 197.

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