Nyandarua County Chief collapses at a bar and dies
28 August 2016, 15:36
Nairobi - A provincial administrator on Friday evening collapsed and died at a popular bar in Nyahururu town, Laikipia County.
Confirming the incident, Nyandarua North OCPD Mr Timon Odingo said that the man identified as Mr Samuel Mangu Kahiru, 50-year old who was the chief of madaraka location in Ol Jooro Orok constituency, Nyandarua County collapsed as he stood near the entrance of the bar.
“A bar attendant at the bar only identified as Esther called us and informed us that a man who was her daily customer had been standing near the entrance of the bar when he suddenly collapsed. We rushed to the scene and found a group of people trying to administer him first aid in a bid to revive the unconscious man,” said the OCPD.
The police boss added that they later rushed the man to Good Hope hospital in Nyahururu town but on arrival he was confirmed dead.
Mr Odingo noted that preliminary reports show that the man dies as a result of cardiac arrest but further investigation has been launched to establish the cause of his death.
A man who was in the bar when the incident happened noted that the administrator who was in the company of unidentified lady had gone outside to pick something in his vehicle before he suddenly collapsed at the entrance of the bar.
“He had not been pushed or tripped. He just dropped to the floor as he was returning to the bar,” said the man who sought anonymity.
He added “It was all a bit chaotic as some people started giving him first aid and some people had crowded around him before police officers arrived and took him to the hospital. The lady who was together with the man disappears as soon as police officers arrived at the bar”.
The man added that report has it the administrator is said to have taken an overdose of a male potency tablets.
But the police boss said“It is true that preliminary investigations show that the man could have died as a result of cardiac arrest but we cannot provide too many details at this stage because we are on early stages of the investigation. Post mortem examination will be conducted to determine the cause of his death”.
The body was moved to the Nyahururu county referral hospital mortuary.
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