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CS Mvurya bans swimming along the Coastline from 5pm.

Salim Mvurya, Cabinet Secretary for Mining, Blue Economy, and Maritime Affairs, has declared it illegal to swim in the Indian Ocean after 5 o'clock in the evening after the passing of two family members on Sunday.

Mvurya claimed that the action was taken as a precaution to avoid casualties, particularly during this holiday season when hundreds of people will be traveling to the coast.

"After extensive discussions with various stakeholders, we have decided that we don't expect to see any person near or at the beach from 5:30 p.m.," Mvurya stated.

The news comes hours after two individuals drowned on Christmas Day at Mombasa's well-known Pirates Beach after their boat crashed.

According to the police, 12 individuals were on board at the time of the incident.

The two were among the 12 family members who traveled from Nairobi and leased a boat for a brief journey into the open sea off the often busy public beach on the outskirts of Mombasa city, according to Mombasa County Police Commander Stephen Matu.

The CS added that they had mandated safety inspections of all boats using the ocean.

Because some vests even resemble reflector jackets, he noted, "We want all the boats to carry safety equipment, such as floaters."

Mvurya visited Diani Beach in Kwale County along with top Kenya Maritime Authority personnel, under the direction of chairman Hamisi Mwaguya.

He said that his government has enlisted the help of all security organizations to assure compliance.

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