Dejection engulfed Roysambu Bridge along Thika Superhighway in Nairobi on Sunday afternoon after a middle-aged man collapsed and died on the spot.
According to the People Daily Online, witnesses narrated how they saw a man walking slowly along the pavement before he sat down and then collapsed.
“I saw him coming. He was eating some biscuits and then he sat down. We thought he was drunk because he was walking slowly. He then sat down and collapsed which drew us closer as we tried to help,” narrated one of the witnesses.
It was at that time that the onlookers decided to give him first aid thinking the man was epileptic and could shoot back to life. It was until the police officers from Kasarani regional base came along that they confirmed the man was no more.
“Some of my friends thought he was epileptic and so we started giving him first aid until the police came and told us he was dead,” said Amos Kibere, a matatu tout at Roysambu bridge.
It was however shocking for the officers to find out that the man had been robbed of all of his identity documents while he was receiving the futile first aid.
This made it more difficult for the law enforcers to identify the man and trace his relatives.
“The man is dead but we cannot tell what killed him, the biggest challenge is identifying him because he has already been robbed,” remarked one of the officers.
Fortunately, the police officers recovered the deceased stolen phone from one of the bystanders which could be used to trace his relatives.
Panicked bystanders feared the man could have succumbed to coronavirus, as it has been witnessed in some cases.