Two men die in a borehole tragedy in Mosiabano, Kisii county

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Easter celebrations in Mosiabano village in Bonchari sub county, Kisii county were cut shot after two men died in a borehole tragedy.

According to Mr Evans Mbaka, the 11 am tragedy occurred when a man who had been called in to extend a 40 feet borehole in search of water suffocated for lack of oxygen.

“My brother Hadson Nyambiti went in to help the man out but slipped on his way out and fell, hitting his head hard against the bottom of the borehole,” said Mr Mbaka.

He said the Kisii Disaster Management team was called in to help but it was too late for the two men had already lost their lives.

“My elder brother, Eliud Manyange who is the owner of this homestead is still in great shock and has not talked to anyone since the incident occurred,” said Mr Mbaka.

His deceased brother aged 32 years has left behind a wife and a two-month old baby.

Kisii South Police Boss Beatrice Kigalu said they are investigating the incident and that the bodies of the victims have been taken to Nyangena hospital mortuary for preservation.

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