After a day's work in the gold mines where they are exposed to various risks - from exposure to mercury to the risk of death from the mine collapse - artisanal miners in Migori and other areas in western Kenya earn about three to five US dollars (300-500 Kenya shillings) a day.

According to the Mines and Geology Department at the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, the gold capacity of Migori alone stands at 34 tonnes per year.

Sibanda said a sangoma‚ who had been advising families and friends of the trapped miners since the incident‚ had told them that at least one member of the affected families should also join the rescue team established by the zama zamas.“I know I’m risking a lot by going there.

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