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Slovaki diplomat collapses, dies in his Nairobi home


NAIROBI, KENYA: Police are investigating an incident in which a Slovaki commerce attaché to Nairobi collapsed and died at the embassy premises.
The envoy Mr Vabel Michael, 65 is said to have collapsed and died Tuesday and a probe has been opened into the incident.
Police said they were called by Michael’s wife and informed of the incident.
Nairobi police boss Japheth Koome said the envoy was walking into his bathroom in the house that is within the embassy compound along Jakaya Kikwete Road when he collapsed.
“It is not clear what caused the death but a postmortem exercise will reveal more on the same,” said Koome.
His body was moved to the mortuary where a postmortem was to carried out on Wednesday.
Kenya is one of the three countries in Sub-Saharan Africa where Slovakia maintains diplomatic missions. Others are South Africa and Nigeria.
Slovak president Andrej Kiska made first ever official visit to Kenya and to sub-Saharan Africa on February 12-15, 2017.
The Slovak Republic is a high-income advanced economy with one of the fastest growth rates in the European Union.
Major industries in Slovakia include metal and metal products, paper and printing, food and beverages, electricity, gas, oil, nuclear fuel, transport vehicles, textiles, electrical and optical apparatus, rubber, and machinery.

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