Woman gives birth at polling station, man dies after voting

Woman gives birth at polling station, man dies after voting
Release date
01 January 1970
Woman gives birth at polling station, man dies after voting
01 January 1970 |

A man collapsed and died after casting his vote at Lela Primary School polling station in Kisumu County on Tuesday.

The man, identified as Patrick Atindo was taken to Ahero Sub-County Hospital after complaining of chest pains.

His son, Silvanus Ouma, told Daily Nation that his father woke up 5:00am very energetic and ready to participate in yesterday’s General Election.

Mary Atinda, the man’s wife, said that she had accompanied her husband to the polling station to vote but she was surprised to be called that her husband had died.

His body was been taken to Ahero Sub-County Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.

In another development, a woman gave birth at a polling station in West Pokot County while another had a miscarriage immediately after casting their vote.

The middle-aged woman gave birth while queuing for more than three hours at Konyau Mixed Secondary School polling station in North Pokot Sub County according to daily nation.

According to Kapchok Members of County Assembly Peter Lokor, the woman experienced labour pains on the queue and declined to be rushed to Konyau dispensary and insisted on voting first, but unfortunately she gave birth before she was able to cast her ballot.

A similar incident happened at Kuwit polling center when another woman got a miscarriage in the same area immediately after voting.

According to Peter Lokor this woman developed unusual pain and suffered a miscarriage in the nearby hospital.