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Friday October 9 2015

Relatives visit Mr Alex Madaga at Kenyatta

Relatives visit Mr Alex Madaga at Kenyatta National Hospital's ICU on October 8, 2015. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By EUNICE KILONZO
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A man who spent 18 hours in an ambulance waiting for ICU services has passed away at Kenyatta National Hospital.

Family members said Mr Alex Madaga died at 1.50pm on Friday.

Mr Madaga’s heart, according to family members, stopped beating at 1.50pm and was declared dead shortly after.

The road crash survivor spent 18 hours in an ambulance waiting for ICU services at four hospitals.

Earlier, the family was in a dilemma as to whether they should switch off the life support machines and allow him to die.

Doctors had on Thursday told them that it was unlikely Mr Madaga would wake up from the coma, and had counselled them to “accept his possible death”.

His cousin, Mr Oliver Esemere, said “he was resuscitated but he did not respond. His body will remain at KNH and we will pick him up tomorrow.”