Barely two days after a passenger died in a 14 seater matatu along Mombasa road, another man has been confirmed dead inside a PSV vehicle along the same road on Friday morning.
The man who was travelling in the company of his sister in the bus that was headed to Mombasa was discovered dead mid-way at Malilin town with Makueni County Commissioner Maalim Mohammed said the bus was coming from Bungoma and had 32 passengers.
The commissioner said that the death of the man came to light when a bus that was ferrying passengers from Bungoma to Mombasa made a stopover at Distinct area on Thursday 10 pm due to the night-time curfew and passengers alighted to take a rest for the night.
The commissioner told a local media house that “It was at this moment it was realised that one person was dead on the bus. He was in the company of his sister and police moved with speed to cordon off the scene”.
“The sister confirmed that the late was sick for some moment. This was sudden death but we have been able to do all the required measures including fumigation of the bus and all details, and samples were taken for examination,” Mr Mohammed.
The man is reported to have recorded a normal body temperature of 36.2 degrees Celsius at the start of the journey.
Passengers who were travelling in the vehicle were advised to self-isolate upon reaching their destination as a precautionary measure.
The body has been moved to Machakos Hospital mortuary with investigations launched to establish the cause of death.