38 years old man dies after a tree that was being harvested fell on him


A somber mood has enveloped Forestall village in Mwamba sub-location Lugari sub-county after a 38-year-old man was hit and killed by a tree that was being cut using a power saw Monday afternoon.

Confirming the incident Mwamba sub-location assistant chief Edwin Nashirobe said the deceased Alex Waswa a resident of Mugunga village was among the group of five men who were pulling the tree that was being harvested on Muguta’s farm to prevent it from damaging a neighbor’s house across the road when the tragedy occurred today Monday.
He said the five men successfully managed to pull the tree to the intended direction but as they were running for their safety, Waswa slipped and fell before being hit by the tree and killed on the spot.
Officers from Turbo police station visited the scene and removed the body to Kimbilio mortuary in the neighboring Uasin Gishu County as they launched investigations into the incident.