Water trench collapse in Kirinyaga County leaves 1 dead,4 Injured

By Debbie Moraa

One construction worker died and four others were injured when a water trench collapsed on them in Kiandieri village, Kirinyaga County.

According to Kirinyaga Central Deputy County Commissioner, Daniel Ndege, the contractor failed to ensure safety measures and he will be probed and face the law.

“The workers were digging the trench for a Ksh.1.2 billion water project which is being constructed by a Chinese company when suddenly they were buried alive. As they gasped for air, residents, police officers and county employees arrived and managed to rescue four of them,” he said.

The survivors were taken to the Kerugoya County Referral Hospital for treatment.

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