Homabay: Body of fisherman who d***ned 5 days ago retrieved

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 5 Feb, 2023 12:00 | < 1 min read
One drowns as fishermen fight over territory
A photo of fishermen during their normal daily fishing activities in Lake Victoria. PHOTO/KNA

One of the two bodies of two fishermen who drowned in Lake Victoria on Tuesday, January 31 in Suba South Sub County, Homa Bay has finally been retrieved.

The body of the late Bahati Ongoje was retrieved by the fishermen who have been on a search mission since Saturday evening, five days from the day of the incident at Ragwe beach.

Ongoje drowned close to Wadiang'a beach, Sindo, while on a fishing expedition.

According to Suba South Beach Management Unit chairman William Onditi, the late fell asleep while in the lake and when he woke up, he started walking on the boat before he fell into the lake.

"According to the report we have, the late Ongoje met his death after he fell into the lake after waking up from slumber while on a fishing mission on Tuesday night. Efforts by his colleagues to rescue him proved futile" he said.

The body was moved to Sindo Sub-County Hospital mortuary for preservation.

In a separate incident, a search is on for the body of Joshua Otieno who drowned at Kibuogi Beach, Kibougi Island.

He was also on a fishing expedition during the ugly incident which occurred last Tuesday.

The Beach chairman said the fishermen are ongoing with the search which now enters its sixth day.

"We are currently continuing with the search of the remaining body of one of ours who drowned close to Kibuogi Island while on a fishing expedition," he said.

He appealed to fishermen and locals to inform the relevant authorities in case they came across any lifeless body in the Lake.

He further advised fishermen to study the weather before embarking on such missions due to the strong waves currently being experienced in the Lake.

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