- One of the men is said to have slipped and fallen in the tank, and an attempt to rescue his colleague also ended tragically
- Police officers and county government officials had a hard time containing members of the public who gathered around the septic tank
- The town of Kitengela has no sewer system and the landlords rely on septic tanks that are emptied regularly
Two men died after drowning in a septic tank in Kitengela, Kajiado County.
The public (pictured) walks around the scene where two men in Kitengela suffocated while repairing a septic tank. Photo: Kitengela residents’ forum.
One of the men reportedly slipped and fell into the tank, and an attempt to rescue his colleague tragically ended when both of them suffocated.
Escaped death by a whisker
However, a third colleague escaped death by a mustache after the trio attempted to inspect three septic tanks in an apartment building.
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The incident occurred on Wednesday, October 6th, in the Kapiti area of EPZ Kitengela.
“This area is now filled with grief and grief because these are people who were busy making ends meet, but unfortunately they fell into one of the septic tanks and died,” said an eyewitness.
The screams from the septic tank attracted tenants and neighbors.
Police officers and county government officials had a hard time keeping members of the public who had gathered around the septic tank to witness the ordeal.
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However, locals urged landlords of such premises to ensure that they hire qualified personnel to carry out repairs.
“It’s better to fix a septic tank in at least three days rather than taking too long to get someone inside. It might have been wise to clean up the dirt first before starting the repairs, ”said another resident.
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Daily Nation reports that Isinya subdistrict police commander Charles Chepkonga confirmed the incident and urged landlords to be careful with sewer systems to avoid such fatalities.
The town of Kitengela has no sewage system and landlords rely on septic tanks that are regularly emptied and disposed of in Machakos and Nairobi counties.
Working with the Kenyan Red Cross, the Kajiado emergency room managed to recover the bodies.
The two bodies have since been taken to the mortuary at Kitengela Sub-County Hospital.
Benjamin Imbai’s body
On Wednesday, May 5th TUKO.co.ke The reported result of an autopsy performed on the body of one of the four missing and later found dead Kitengela men revealed that he was killed by asphyxiation.
The pathologist’s report also showed that Benjamin Imbai’s body was injured, suggesting that he was making efforts to defend himself against his attackers.
The pathologist found that the 30-year-old had spots on his neck and hands around his wrist, indicating that the killers handcuffed him before choking him with a rope.
Source: Kenyan Breaking News