One more grenade victim dies
Posted Wednesday, June 27 2012 at 21:04
One of the survivors of a blast in Mishomoroni who was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit has succumbed to his injuries as a prime suspect of the blast was discharged.
Mr Vincent Ogat, 35, died at Coast General Hospital after he suffered head and neck injuries when three explosives were hurled into Jericho Beer Garden on Sunday night.
Mr Eric Ogat, one of the brothers of the deceased, said they were asked by the hospital’s management to visit the hospital on Tuesday night but they could not immediately do so, only to find out in the morning he had died.
“I was in Malindi when I was asked to visit my brother since he had developed complications, but when I reached hospital past 10.30pm, I could not see him because it was late. I had to go back early in the morning only to be referred to the mortuary where my brother was lying,” said Mr Ogat.
Speaking shortly after receiving the news, he said there is need for the government to beef up security to avoid death of innocent people.
The death brings the total number of people who died in the blast to three according to data from the police.
Mombasa businessman Hezron Awiti Bollo who visited victims bereaved and whose relatives were injured urged the government to foot medical and funeral bills of the blast victims.
He said: “We shall send our delegation to the PC Ernest Munyi to ensure we help those who lost their relatives and those in hospitals.” He asked the police to enhance security.