In Summary
  • The bodies were recovered after an intensive operation which was launched on Monday.
  • Mr Oremo cautioned fishermen against going into the lake without proper life-saving gear so as to avoid more deaths.
  • He also appealed to the county government of Homa Bay to provide life jackets to fishermen operating in Lake Victoria.

The bodies of three fishermen, including a Tanzanian, who drowned in Lake Victoria near Sindo Beach in Suba South Sub-County after their boat capsized on Sunday have been retrieved.

The body of Joseph Juma Kasosi, 33, and a Tanzanian, Nyang'ope Jashirati aged 30, were found floating at the nearby Litare Beach in Rusinga Island by fellow fishermen.

According to Sindo Beach Management Unit Chairman Patroba Okenge, the bodies were recovered after an intensive operation which was launched on Monday.

"We had a joint effort in the search operation. This is the reason we've been successful in getting the bodies," said Mr Patroba.

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