Tuesday, August 8, 2017

63-year-old Kenyan man collapses, dies after voting

A 63 - year - old man identified as Patrick Atindo has been reported dead after casting his vote at the Lela Primary School polling centre in Kisumu area of Kenya, report says .

Confirming the death, the man ’ s son, Silvanus Ouma, said his father woke up hale and hearty early this morning.

According to Ouma, his father was in a very stable state and excited as he prepared to participate in the ongoing General Election .

“He woke up in good health and went to Lela where he voted. He collapsed as he was going to the shade to take a rest, ” Ouma told Kenyan pressmen.
The old man was immediately rushed to Ahero Sub- County Hospital few moments after casting his vote . He had earlier on complained of chest pains , reports say .

“As we were waiting for the results outside , we got the news that our father was no more ,” Ouma added.

Speaking about the death , the man ’s wife, Mary Mahinda who was present during the incident said she had accompanied her husband to the polling station to vote when the story changed .

“We were in different polling rooms . I finished earlier and left him in line waiting to vote , only to be called later and told that he had collapsed, ” said Mrs Atinda . The old man ’s body was moved to Ahero Sub- County Mortuary awaiting postmortem .

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