Welder electrocuted

A welder was electrocuted while working at a workshop in Kinna town, Isiolo County on Monday afternoon.

Garbatulla Deputy County Commissioner Kipchumba Rutto said the man identified as Moses Opiyo was carrying out his normal duties at the workshop when the accident occurred.

He said Opiyo had joined his colleagues in the welding business only in September after completing a course in the wielding.

We have been informed that the deceased had been conducting the business in a shop within Kinna town in a period of less than a month now, said the DCC.

He said the deceased was left motionless during the 5pm incident and pronounced dead upon arrival at Maua Methodist Hospital 50 km away.

The body was taken to Maua Methodist Hospital mortuary.

The administrator asked welders to be cautious while handling electricity at their work.

Source: Kenya News Agency