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Workers at Osiri Gold mine suffocate after ventilation block

21 April 2016, 15:03

Migori – Workers at Osiri Gold mine on Wednesday suffocated while working due to the ventilation system being blocked by a landslide leading to the death of one and leaving four others being treated.

According toCitizen TV five miners are still trapped inside.

OCPD Dishon Chebeka has asked workers to be on alert ahead of the rainy season.

Also read: Former Westlands MP dumps ODM for Jubilee.

In 2015 the government has called for the gold mines to be closed however over a 1000 families bloacked the order because of the families dependent on the mines for income.

Meanwhile a CID officer in Marsabit is still missing two days after the vehicle he was traveling in was swept by floods at Illeret.

The officer was heading to a cross border peace meeting between Kenya and Ethiopia when river Balal broke its banks following a heavy downpour.

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