Kenyan doctor dies in Cuba in alleged suicide

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One of the Kenyan doctors who traveled to Cuba in exchange program has passed on.

Dr Hamisi Ali Juma, a brother to Likoni MP Mishi Mboko, was among 50 Kenyan doctors who were sent to Cuba late last year to study family medicine.

The family woke up to news that Juma had died on Sunday.

There was initial speculation that Juma may have committed suicide but health cabinet secretary and Mombasa governor Hassan Joho have urged the public to avoid speculation.

“The circumstances resulting in the death are not clear yet as investigation by the Cuban authorities are ongoing. As we wait for police report, we urge and request Kenyans to be sensitive to the grieving family and refrain from discussing the case on social or regular media,” read the statement

The Ministry further noted that plans are underway to transport the body back to Kenya, adding that the Kenyan Embassy in Havana is working closely with the Cuban authorities in handling the case.

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