#KenyaDecides: 64-year-old man collapses and dies after voting in Kisumu

A 64-year-old Kenyan man died on Tuesday after casting his vote at Lela Primary School polling centre in Kisumu County.

Confirming the death, the Patrick Wame Atinda’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. 

Atindo’s body was moved to Ahero Sub-County Mortuary awaiting postmortem.

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