Kenya Gold Mines: Poor infrastructure, lack of safety equipment puts lives at risk

Just how many people lose their lives in Kenya’s gold mines is not known. In informal shafts in the west of the country, poor infrastructure and a lack of safety equipment make an already dangerous job, much more risky.

Many artisanal miners overlook obvious hazards in their determination to earn a living.

CGTN’s Oliver Jarvis witnessed the fatal consequences of unregulated mining first-hand, and filed this report.