Woman collapses while entertaining Mashujaa Day guests

Friday October 20 2017

A map of Maua Stadium in Meru County where a

A map of Maua Stadium in Meru County where a woman collapsed and died during Mashujaa Day celebrations. GRAPHIC | GOOGLE MAPS 

By KEN BETT
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Mashujaa Day in Maua stadium, Meru County turned tragic after an elderly woman collapsed and died.

Ms Grace Atuma, 65, who is a member of Kanyiri traditional dancers collapsed while entertaining guests and was rushed to Maua Methodist Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Confirming the incident Igembe Deputy County Commissioner James Kosgey said the cause of death has not been ascertained.

The group she belonged to is composed of elderly men and women affiliated to Mau Mau.

Mr Kosgey said the woman collapsed while performing and she was given first aid and later rushed to the hospital.

The body is at the hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.