Two construction workers are recuperating at Nyamira Referral Hospital after a three storey building they were renovating partly collapsed.
According to Director of Health Services (DHS) in Nyamira Referral Hospital, Dr. Silas Ayunga, the duo, Samuel Bogonko, 47 and Nelson Mogaka, 35, who were rescued from the collapsed building were brought to the facility yesterday evening.
The director told the press that Samuel Bogonko incurred severe head and backbone injuries and Nelson Mogaka has minor head injuries.
“We will conduct a C-T scan for Bogonko to determine the extent of the head and backbone injury to refer him to appropriate medical facility where he will receive specialized care and treatment for his speedy recovery while Mogaka is stable and responding well to medication,” Dr. Ayunga said.
The Nyamira County Commissioner, Amos Mariba who visited the scene of the incident said the injured workers were doing repairs of a building which had partly been demolished by a grader while constructing a road under the municipality road construction programme.
“Police have already arrested the owner of the building, Joseph Atika, a retired teacher, and will be appropriately charged before a court of law once investigations are complete”, the CC said.
By Deborah Bochere