Residents of Wamulembe estate in Dandora Phase Three, Nairobi county, are living in fear of COVID-19 after a middle-aged man fell down and died after alighting from a matatu.
The yet to be identified man had traveled from Buruburu to Dandora before he collapsed on Monday, July 20.
According to the locals, the man looked dizzy and had asked boda boda operators to give him a ride to hospital but they all refused over fear of COVID-19.
He had also tried to borrow a phone to call his close family members but the locals refused to offer it to him.
He then collapsed and died on the spot and his body was left lying by the roadside.
Efforts by the residents to call police officers to collect the body were futile forcing them to take to the streets on Tuesday, July 21.
Following public outcry, the body was later collected on Tuesday afternoon by health officials in protective gear.
Cases of Kenyans dropping dead are on the rise given on Friday, July 17, a woman who was washing clothes at Mlolongo in Machakos county also collapsed and died on the spot.
Also, on Tuesday, July 21, a police officer who was guarding Equity Bank in Meru collapsed and died while in the toilet.
Following the incident, the banking hall was cordoned off by the county COVID-19 surveillance team who picked the body after two hours due to precautions related to the spread of the virus.