According to the statement, the deceased had arrived in the country from South Africa via Swaziland on March 13.
“We have received the sad news of the first patient who had tested positive for coronavirus. The Kenyan citizen who passed on this afternoon had been admitted at the Aga Khan Hospital Intensive Care Unit,” the statement reads in part.
The deceased had been suffering from diabetes, the Kenyan authorities said.
Kenya becomes the second country in East Africa after Sudan to confirm a coronavirus-related death.
Currently, 31 people in Kenya have tested positive for the widespread virus.