South Sudanese envoy dies, KCB branch closed temporarily

KCB Moi branch where a customer a customer collapsed and died on 22nd October [photo: Nation]

October, 23rd 2020 – The KCB Advantage Centre at the KENCOM  headquarters  will be temporarily closed after the death of South Sudanese envoy. The 66 year old South Sudanese ambassador to Eritrea, Michael Nyang Joook, collapsed after complaining of difficulty in breathing.

Speaking to Capital FM, Nairobi Police boss Rashid Yakub confirmed that the deceased is the envoy, saying that the ambassador had gone to withdraw money from the VIP section before developing health complications.

Mr. Yakub said, “He went to withdraw money but he told the teller that he was not feeling well before he collapsed. Doctors tried to attend to him but he unfortunately passed on at around 12.30pm.”

The case was reported at Central Police station. In a statement, KCB said, “A customer at our KCB Advantage Branch, Moi Avenue, Nairobi, collapsed and died this afternoon during a visit to the branch. The incident was reported to the police and they took over the matter. We condole and stand with the family during this difficult time.

[Photo: twitter, Nai hops]

The closure of the centre is a precaution and will be temporary as no explanation has been given to the cause of death. Clients have been advised to visit other branches and other alternative banking touchpoints. “We encourage our customers to visit our other Advantage Centres or use alternative banking touchpoints such as cash recyclers, ATMs, cash deposit machines, Mobi, KCB M-Pesa, Vooma and internet banking.”

Mr. Yakub added doctors suspected his death as a heart attack but samples were also taken for Covid-19 testing.

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