Residents of Laikipia County were left in shock following discovery of bodies of two workers inside a 70-feet borehole.
Police said that the two died after suffocating in a borehole in the area few days ago.
One of the victims fell into the death trap while trying to rescue the other victim, who had been contracted to remove mud from the 70-feet borehole.
The two identified only as Edwin, 25, and John lost their lives after suffocating in the borehole.
Laikipia County police commander said the owner of the borehole had contracted the two to clean the borehole since it had not been used after it was dug.
He said John got inside the borehole to clean it but unfortunately ran out of oxygen as he screamed for help.
The police boss said Edwin who was outside pulling the mud using a jerican, decided to rescue his friend, but unfortunately, he was also trapped inside the borehole.
“Police toured the scene they managed to retrieve the bodies from the borehole,” he said.
“The bodies have been positively identified by relatives and will be transferred to the hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem,” he added.
He said four incidents of people dying inside the borehole have occurred within a span of three months within Laikipia County.
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