A senior detective attached to the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit collapsed and died at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Saturday afternoon after alighting from a plane.
Ms Monica Wambui Githaiga was the lead investigator in the Dusit D2 attack that left more than 20 dead.
She was rushed to the Port Health Clinic within JKIA but efforts to save her life were futile. Reports indicate she was returning from Japan where she was undergoing a short course.
She had connected from Japan through Dubai aboard Ethiopian Airlines.
According to police, Ms Githaiga started complaining about feeling unwell in Dubai where she was attended to before she took her flight to Nairobi.
In a police report filed at JKIA Police Station, Ms Githaiga complained about dizziness and chest pains when she arrived at Terminal 1E.
“She started complaining of dizziness and chest pains. She then started vomiting and was attended at Port Health Clinic, but unfortunately, she passed on,” the report indicated.
The cause of her death is yet to be established. Her body was moved to the Chiromo Mortuary.