At least six people are feared dead and seven others are nursing injuries after the boat they were travelling in capsized in Lake Victoria, Budalangi Constituency.
While Confirming the incident, Bunyala OCPD Jeferson Nyakundi highlighted that heavy winds and overloading the motor boat caused the accident.
The Search efforts to recovery of the 6 bodies have commenced spearheaded by a multi- agency team comprising of officers from the Kenya navy ,Kenya Coast Guard in partnership with local divers.
According to Bunyala OCPD Jeferson Nyakundi He stated that the 13 were on their way from Sigulu Island in Uganda to Sisenye beach in Kenya when the incident occurred.
Seven individuals are recuperating at Port Victoria hospital. Nyakundi calling on fishermen to be more vigilant and observe marine guidelines to ensure safe sailing.
Families to those affected are now calling on the government for support and facilitation of the burial of their loved ones as search of the bodies commences.