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Deputy Governor in hospital after collapsing

11 December 2015, 16:48 Geoffrey Kimagut

Nairobi - Narok Deputy Governor Evelyn Aruasa who fainted during the third edition of Maasai Mara University graduation on Thursday, is now in stable condition.

According to Narok county Government website, Aruasa is fine after being admitted at Nairobi hospital.

They claimed that the deputy Governor had a medical scare at the graduation ceremony when she felt dizzy and had to cut short her speech.

“She recovered fully within minutes but was rushed to hospital for a medical check-up. The doctors at Nairobi Hospital have since determined that it was an incidence of normal fatigue and recommended she stays overnight for observation,” report the website.

During the graduation, Aruasa fainted shortly a few minutes after she started reading the Governor Samuel Tunai’s speech.

She had read out a few paragraphs of the speech went silent for a couple of seconds before dropping her forehead against the microphone.

Her bodyguard reached out to support her as she appeared feable and staggering.

The Deputy governor was whisked away by the security officers to a stand by ambulance which rushed her to University’s clinic.

Aruasa had commended former Heritage Minister William Ole Ntimama, who spoke before her, for his close moral support to education in the county.

Speaking in Lemek Primary School on Thursday, Tunai dispelled fears that she is in any danger and she still to undergo more tests to establish the cause of the incident.

“She just felt dizzy and the doctors are working out what exactly caused it. Fatigue cannot be ruled out, which is normal,” said Tunai.

He said he called flying doctors from Nairobi Hospital who flew her to Nairobi for specialised checkup.

In her facebook page on Thursday midnight, the deputy governor thanked Kenyans for  praying and wishing her good recovery.

“I am overwhelmed with gratitude by your prayers and good wishes and the kindness you're sending. Thank you.”Aruasa said.

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