The government has revealed the names of missing Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officials.
In a statement on Sunday, November 19, 2023, Interior Principal Secretary Raymond Omollo said the two were Lungalunga Border Management Committee Chairperson Joram Maina and David Ng'ang'a.
"On Friday morning at around 0730hrs, a vehicle belonging to Kenya Revenue Authority ferrying two passengers was swept away by floods at Ramisi Bridge in Lungalunga, Kwale County on its way to Mombasa County. We have established from Lungalunga One Stop Border Post that the occupants in the Land Cruiser vehicle were Joram Maina, Lungalunga Border Management Committee Chairperson and David Ng'ang'a," Omollo stated.
The PS announced that the vehicle had been pulled out from the raging waters and towed to Msambweni Police Station without the bodies of the two officers.
"However, a multi-agency team led by the Kenya Coast Guard Service is on scene trying to retrieve the bodies. On behalf of the Border Control and Coordination Committee and as its Chairperson, our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends at this difficult time," he added.
KRA informs family
In a statement on Saturday, KRA said it had informed family members of the incident, even as search operations continue by a government multi-agency team.
"We have engaged family members of the two officers and an intensive search and rescue operation by a Government multi-agency team is underway. We will continuously update the family members and the public on the progress and outcome of the rescue mission. The safety and well-being of KRA employees remains the Authority’s first priority and all machinery is being deployed for a positive outcome," the taxman added.