President Uhuru mourns Lamu boat tragedy victims

By NepJournal June 20, 2017 18:08


Rescuers searching missing people at the scene of a boat accident that left nine people dead at Mkanda Channel of Indian Ocean following heavy tides on Tuesday June 20, 2017.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned 10 people who perished in a boat accident in Lamu County today.

In his message of condolence to the families, relatives and friends of the 10 victims of the boat tragedy, President Kenyatta said it was particularly sad that the incident occurred at a time when majority of the people in the area are observing the holy month of Ramadhan.

He wished quick recovery to those who were rescued and are admitted at King Fahd Hospital in Lamu.

The boat which was ferrying 22 people and building materials from Ndau Islands to Lamu, capsized at Mkanda Channel as a result of high tides.

The incident happened at around 10:30am. Among the victims were children between the ages of 10 and 12 and four adults.

It’s reported that bodies of 3 children and 7 women have been recovered by Kenya Navy officers.

President Uhuru urged all Kenyans to continue praying for the mercies of God to deliver the nation from such tragedies especially during this month when Muslims are fulfilling their religious obligation.

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By NepJournal June 20, 2017 18:08