An employee of Samuel Kamau ‘SK’ Macharia-owned Royal Media Services has died from suspected food poisoning.
According to Tuko, the staff was among those that had remained behind to work during the Christmas period and the company had organised a catering firm to bring them meals.
Cnyakundi.com has since established the dead employee’s name is Hellen.
Hellen complained of abdominal pains on Tuesday, December 27, shortly after serving a buffet prepared by a hired catering firm.
She would later succumb to food poisoning.
The catering firm is an outfit best known at RMS and according to sources, it is reputable.
Other staff that partook the meals were also affected and most are hospitalised.
Those affected are staff working for vernacular radio and TV stations.
May Hellen rest in peace.
A statement by RMS MD confirms the incident
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Royal Media Services RMS is saddened to confirm a serious case of food poisoning that affected a significant number of staff working over the Christmas shift.
In keeping with holiday period working arrangements, the RMS engaged a private food catering company to provide meals for staff working during the Christmas shift.
On Boxing Day December 26 2022, some of the staff complained of severe stomach pains after consuming meals served within the premises of the company.
We are deeply shocked and saddened to inform the public that one staff member has unfortunately succumbed to the illness attributed to the suspected food poisoning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of our deceased staff member during this difficult time.
Several staffers have also been hospitalized for the suspected poisoning.
RMS is providing all the necessary support to the affected staff and suspected food poisoning incident is currently under investigation.
GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR.
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