Kenyan doctor dies under unclear circumstances in Cuba

The Ministry of Health has confirmed the death of one of the 50 Kenyan doctors in Cuba who were sponsored by the government to study family medicine under a MOU between Kenya and Cuba.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased and provide assurance that plans are already in place to transport the body back to Kenya within the shortest time possible,” said MoH through a statement.

The Health Ministry also said that the Kenyan embassy in Havana is working closely with the Cuban authorities in handling this case.

According to the Ministry of Health, the circumstances resulting in the death of Dr. Hamisi in Cuba are not yet clear as investigations by the Cuban authorities is ongoing.

“As we wait for the full police report on the case, we urge and request fellow Kenyans and his fellow student colleagues in Cuba to be sensitive on the matter to the grieving family and refrain from discussing the case on social and regular media,” read part of the statement.

The Ministry further promised to oblige by the family’s request that once the investigation report is ready it would release it to the family first.


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