A Mombasa family is grieving the loss of a relative, an investigations and enforcement officer, who died after being stung by bees.
The deceased, John Muthine Mutwiri, was driving his Subaru Forester with two companions when the tragedy happened, according to a police complaint filed at Makupa Police Station on Saturday, December 11.
Around 11:45 a.m., the bees attacked the three in the Majengo Red Brick neighborhood.
The three allegedly left the truck and fled in various directions, but Mutwiri was overcome by the swarm and fell.
“The bees got inside the car and alighted to seek refuge outdoors.” They all took off running in various directions.
“The claimed motorist was overcome by bee stings and collapsed at a nearby garage, where he was helped by the garage owner, one Mwaruwa Chikophe.” In part, the statement stated, “He managed to grab a Tuk Tuk and hurried him to (hospital).”
The officer worked as an investigations and enforcement officer for one of the country’s most prestigious agencies.
When Mutwiri arrived at the Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital for treatment, he was declared dead.
Makupa police have initiated an inquiry into the event.
The deceased’s corpse has been taken to the Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital Mortuary, where an autopsy will be performed.
Bees are a threat.
Random bee stings, according to Healthline, may produce momentary intense pain, swelling, redness, warmth, and itching. However, in circumstances when victims are allergic to bee stings or are repeatedly bitten by a large number of bees, the assault may be fatal.
To treat bee stings, victims may use baking soda, honey, apple cider vinegar, toothpaste, meat tenderizer, as well as herbs and oils to neutralize the venom of the bees.