Police are investigating circumstances that led to the death of three workers at a construction site in Karen associated with Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi.
According to Mudavadi through his Twitter handle, the incident happened on Thursday after seven workers allegedly consumed an unknown concoction.
Currently I’m out of the country but shall do my best to assist the affected parties.
— Musalia W Mudavadi (@MusaliaMudavadi) February 2, 2019
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Four of the workers who fell ill after consuming the concoction have been treated and discharged.
The Amani National Congress on behalf of Mudavadi sent out a press statement to newsrooms saying that the site was still in the hands of the contractor,” the persons involved are either employees of the contractor or their associates. The site is not the home or residence of Mudavadi.”
The statement further went on to say that the police are in possession of the remnants of the substance that the individuals took.
A police report dated January 31st stated that Karen Hospital reported that day that two male adults were admitted with vomiting and abdominal pains. One responded positively to treatment while the other died.
Police said that later that day, a nun at St Odillas Dispensary reported that six male adults were taken there, with all but one responding well to treatment.
The two who died were identified as Geoffrey Kipkemoi (29) and Edmond Agesa (25) and the survivors as Levis Otieno (24), Patrick Munyuvi (24), Nicholas Avumba (54), Hillary Kiplagat (30) and Edwin Kivale (29).
The survivors were taken to St Mary’s Hospital for further checks.
Mudavadi who is out of the country has said he would assist those affected.
The bodies were taken Umash Funeral Home.
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