In a heart-wrenching turn of events, a quarry collapse in the Katani area of Kisauni, Mombasa County, has left two individuals with an untimely demise. This calamity unfolded on a somber Saturday as six determined laborers were meticulously excavating murram within the quarry.
This devastating occurrence takes us back just two weeks when the region bore witness to another tragedy. In the Junda area of Kisauni, a similar well-digging endeavor ended in sorrow as it resulted in the loss of two lives.
In response to these distressing incidents, the county government has taken decisive action by ordering the immediate closure of the Katani quarry. A pressing investigation is underway to identify those responsible for authorizing the excavation of murram in this region, shedding light on a dark chapter in the community’s history.
These back-to-back tragedies serve as poignant reminders of the importance of safety measures and vigilant oversight in industrial operations. Our hearts go out to the families affected by these unfortunate events, and we can only hope that justice will be served swiftly to ensure such calamities do not recur in the future.