Two people have been confirmed dead and eight others are still missing after a boat they were sailing in capsized in Lake Victoria near Pier Beach within Homa-Bay town.
The boat is said to have capsized about 400 meters away from the beach over suspected overloading of passengers and luggage which included bags of cement, timber, pieces of iron sheets and food stuff.
According to Homa-Bay township location Chief Joshua Ochogo, the two bodies include that of a woman and a one and half year-old minor who were retrieved during the rescue mission by fishermen who responded to the passengers’ distress call.
Homabay is in mourning. It is a sad day indeed! My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the Homabay Pier boat tragedy. We are doing all we can with all stakeholders to hasten rescue.
Muny9ki... Very very sad! The county government through the Disaster management docket should put in place measures to ensure swift action in such accidents . Kenya can't afford to lose her citizens through accidents.
Aeiko... Very sad condolences to the decease and the families we pray that we'll overcome it .
Kibet.. So Sad!my condolences goes to the families affected by this tragedy poleni Sana.
Otis... Is it rescue or recovery mission?,if it is a tragedy then we talk of recovery ...
Poleni Sana to the affected.
Juma... Now that my brother is among those yet to be found. How am I going to be convinced that all is well and we'll get him soon. Please hurry.
Kiarie... It's extremely sad May the affected people find peace and courage during this difficult and traumatic time.
Ekaro... What rescue can you do 5 hours after the boat capsized? You are looking for bodies mheshimiwa, be realistic
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