Shock as pathologist discovers bullet in NHIF woman who collapsed, died in Nairobi CBD
By Wanja Waweru
Police have started an inquiry after a woman collapsed and passed away in the CBD on Monday night.
The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) employee Lilian Waithera, 46, reportedly fell and passed away on Kaunda Street in Nairobi, according to the police.
On February 13, about 5 o’clock, witnesses and police reported that she began to complain of chest pain as she was walking.
Then she passed out and stopped breathing.
When her coworkers summoned an ambulance, it arrived just in time, but the first responders pronounced her dead there.
She had walked from her Upper Hill workplace and was en route home when the incident occurred.
Adamson Bungei, the head of the Nairobi police, said they are looking into the incident.
He stated that the morgue received the remains pending an autopsy and additional investigation.
Now it is known that Ms. Waithera was shot just before she passed out.
“The female NHIF employee who fell ill and passed away on Monday night along Kaunda Street had been shot from a high angle. According to an autopsy, the bullet was found to be trapped in her lungs, according to a Tuesday update from the police.
Her family moved her remains to the Kenyatta University Mortuary on Tuesday. There, Dr. Kamonde performed an autopsy and determined that the cause of death was a shooting following a confrontation.
“The bullet entered through the collar bone having been fired from an elevated angle,” police added.
The police have since received the bullet head for a ballistic analysis.
Since then, police have established a file and turned the case over to detectives with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) so they can do additional research.