Panic has hit Equity Bank Makutano branch in Meru town after a cop on duty collapsed and died on the spot after developing breathing difficulties on Tuesday afternoon.
North Imenti Sub County Police Commander Robinson Mboloi confirmed 12:30 PM incident.
“The officer was on duty when he suddenly died at the bank. The cause of death is yet to be established and the body was removed to the Meru Level Five Hospital Mortuary,” said Mr Mboloi.
Kenyan Bulletin sources have been informed that the officer was reportedly unwell in the morning and had vomited before passing on.
Meru County Covid-19 surveillance team sealed who picked the body clad in full personal preventive equipment. The Bank was sealed off immediately.
Meru Public health director John Inanga said they were called in to collect the body two hours after the officer passed on due to precautions related to Covid-19.
“Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, people are afraid of coming in contact with a body. This is why we had to be called in to collect the body,” Dr Inanga said.
The bank was later fumigated by public health officers as they await test results of the deceased’s samples.
In other related news, Buuri East Sub-county police and health officials are on the spot for failing to collect the body of an unidentified man who was found dumped in the thicket two days ago.
Mr Nteere Mbui, a resident of Maili Kumi said the body was spotted on Sunday at Nkunga forest along the Ruiri-Kiirua road.
“We have informed the police and local administrators but the body has not been picked. The police have been patrolling Maili Kumi market but they did not come to check,” Mr Mbui said.