Breaking: Minister of Finance collapses, rushed to Nairobi

Diing Athian Athian takes oath of office on Friday, September 18, 2020| Photo: Office of the President
Diing Athian Athian takes oath of office on Friday, September 18, 2020| Photo: Office of the President

October 30, 2020 (Thessherald)–The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Diing Athian Athian has collapsed and rushed to Nairobi, Kenya for further medical attention, according to Information Minister Michel Makuei Lueth.

Makuei confirmed that the Finace Minster suddenly fainted on Thursday during a meeting attended by several government officials in the capital, Juba.

“Minister Athian Diing Athian reportedly developed stomach complications and experienced some nausea before being airlifted to Kenya,” the local Radio station – Eye Radio – was quoted as saying.

“I am not a medical doctor but what I know is he was evacuated because he suddenly fainted,” Makuei revealed to Eye Radio this morning.

Attempts by the South Sudan Herald to reach family members for comment has hit a snag.

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