SUDDEN DEATH

Japanese woman collapses, dies in her Nairobi house

The woman had complained of chest pain before she died.

In Summary
  • In Makuyu, Muranga County, a tractor driver was found dead in his house after he had complained of chest pain.
  • The man identified as Benson Gicheru had arrived home and informed his wife he had chest pain.
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Police are investigating an incident where a Japanese woman collapsed and died in her house in Nairobi’s Spring Valley area.

The woman was in the house at Ndonyo Park apartment with her husband when the incident happened on Sunday night.

Yoshimo Saito is said to have collapsed in her sitting room as her husband was busy in a study room.

The husband told police he heard the woman scream and when he rushed to check what was happening, he found her holding her chest.

She complained of pain prompting the man to administer first aid on her as he called for an ambulance to take her to hospital.

The ambulance arrived and medics confirmed she had died.

Police were called to the scene and cleared it before the body was moved to the mortuary pending autopsy and investigations.

Elsewhere in Tena estate, Nairobi, the body of 48-year-old Dennis Wabwire was found in his bedroom long after he had died.

Police were called to the scene helped to clear it and moved the body to the mortuary.

The cause of the death is yet to be known, police said.

In Makuyu, Muranga County, a tractor driver was found dead in his house after he had complained of chest pain.

The man identified as Benson Gicheru had arrived home and informed his wife he had chest pain.

He later retired to bed and asked his wife to wake him up at 4 am to go to work at a nearby farm.

The wife told police she tried to wake him up in vain.

He had died in the night.

Police said they are investigating the incident and are yet to establish the cause of the death.

The body was moved to the mortuary pending autopsy and other processes.

Police say cases of sudden death are on the rise in the city.

Some of the victims are found in their houses while others are found on the roadside.

Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei said some of the cases are pending under probe.

“Some have been found to be out of heart attacks while others are pending under investigation,” he said.

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