•During the incident in the Kigecha area, five other men were retrieved from the collapsed quarry and rushed to the hospital in stable condition.
•The Wednesday incident paralyzed operations in the area as sand harvesters, transporters and relatives milled at the scene of the incident.
A middle-aged man in Mai Mahiu, Naivasha, lost his life after a quarry collapsed while he was harvesting sand.
During the incident in the Kigecha area, five other men were retrieved from the collapsed quarry and rushed to the hospital in stable condition.
The Wednesday incident paralyzed operations in the area as sand harvesters, transporters and relatives milled at the scene of the incident.
A witness Joe Wambugu said that the six men were harvesting sand in one of the quarries when the walls collapsed on them.
“Other sand harvesters were able to retrieve their colleagues in time but unfortunately one middle-aged man died,” he said.
Meanwhile, another fisherman is feared dead in Lake Naivasha after falling into an underground water tunnel around Kamere landing beach.
Two days after the 33-year-old went missing while on an illegal fishing mission, the body had not been recovered as Kenya Coast Guards Services (KCGS) joined in the search.
The death brought to three the number of men who died in the lake in the last one week while fishing along the shores of the troubled water body.
Last week, two youths aged 21 years drowned near Kihoto estate as stakeholders called for concerted efforts to deal with the rising cases.
According to a witness Elizabeth Mwithaga, the missing man was in the company of three colleagues when he fell into the underground tunnel.
She said that they had camped on the shores of the lake for the last two days waiting for the body to float after hours of searching around the scene.
“We are deeply concerned by the deaths in the lake and those hardest affected are the young men who are searching for their families,” he said.
Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed both cases adding that police were working with the relatives of the two men involved in the incidents.
“In the case of drowning we are still searching for the body while in the sand case the body has been recovered and taken to the area mortuary,” he said.