Body of missing man in Kilifi boat accident retrieved

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Search teams remove the body of Samuel Tsui who drowned when the boat he was in capsized in Jomvu sub county

A body of a middle-aged man who drowned on Friday night when a passenger boat capsized has been retrieved from the Indian Ocean.

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Nine other people aboard the ill-fated boat escaped death after they swam to safety.

The incident happened at Ganaola crossing channel, Jomvu Sub County that connects Mikindani trading centre in Mombasa to Rabai sub-county of Kilifi.

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The body of the late Samuel Tsui was discovered floating at Ganaola creek channel Sunday morning by the fishermen who were laying their fishing gears.

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Jafari Kalama, the deceased brother said the body was found after a three-day vigil by local divers and fishermen who had camped at the channel searching for the body.

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Mikindani Member County Assembly Benson Thoya lauded the cooperation of National government and Mombasa County multi-agency team which led to the recovery of the drowned body.

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The victim has left behind a widow and four children.

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