kcb closes one of the main branches after envoy collapses and dies

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KCB Bank Moi Avenue branch

by Muthoni Kimani October 23, 2020

Kenya Commercial Bank has shut down one of its main branches after a South Sudanese envoy collapsed and died.He walked into KCB Moi Avenue branch in Nairobi on Thursday afternoon and just like that moments later he was dead.

A police report stated that Michael Nyang Joook, aged 66, collapsed after complaining of difficulty breathing.He was the South Sudanese ambassador to Eritrea.Confirming the Thursday afternoon incident KCB, in a statement, said it had opted to close KCB Advantage center at Kencom House along Moi avenue indefinitely.

The bank revealed that it had already reported the matter to the police;

“We regret to confirm that a customer at our KCB Advantage Branch, Moi Avenue, Nairobi collapsed and died this afternoon during a visit to the branch. The incident was reported to the police, and they took over the matter,”

According to the police report, the ambassador collapsed after complaining he was experiencing difficulty in breathing. The incident was reported at the Central Police Station under OB/22/102020.

On the said statement KCB said;

“We encourage our customers to visit our other Advantage Centers or use alternative banking touch points such as cash recycles, ATMs, cash deposit machines, Mobi, KCB M-Pesa, Vooma and internet banking.”

The KCB management also sent a message of condolences to the family of the deceased; “We condole and stand with the family during this difficult time.”