KCB closes branch after South Sudan envoy to Eritrea collapses, dies inside banking hall


KCB closes branch after South Sudan envoy to Eritrea collapses, dies inside banking hall
South Sudan Envoy to Eritrea collapsed and died outside KCB Bank at KenCom on Moi Acvenue on Thursday afternoon. Photo: File

Police in Nairobi are probing the mysterious death of South Sudanese ambassador to Eritrea Michael Nyang’ who collapsed and died at the KCB bank KenCom branch in Nairobi on Thursday afternoon.

According to reports, Nyang’, 66, who is attached to the Eritrean Embassy developed breathing complications at the KCB KenCom branch.

The matter was reported at the Central Police Station by the bank’s customer Service manager Lilian Njuguna.

A police officer who spoke to this reporter said a team of medics had been rounded up to ascertain the cause of the puzzling death.

His body has been moved to a funeral home within the city as cops as probe into the cause of death continues.

KCB bank issued a statement following the incident, confirming the patient died during a visit to the Moi Avenue Advantage Center.

The bank condoled with the family of the decedent, and announced that the Advantage Center will be closed temporarily.

Customers have been urged to use other branches or alternative banking touch points.

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