In Summary
  • Mr Mwambire also blamed authorities for the slow response and lack of rescue equipment at his BMU for the loss.

  • He said the death could have been avoided since the scene of accident was only 500 meters from the beach.

Two Tanzanian fishermen have died after their boat capsized in the Indian Ocean while on a fishing expedition at Watamu in Kilifi County.

Watamu Beach Management Unit (BMU) chairman Hosman Mwambire said local fishermen rescued two other fishermen in the Wednesday morning incident.

Speaking to the press at Watamu, Mr Mwambire identified the two brothers as Mr Nasoor Hamad Said and Mr Said Hamad Said.

“They drowned after their boat was hit by heavy tides following a storm at the Watamu creek,” he said.

COLLEAGUES RESCUED

He added: “Their colleagues Mr Said Khamis Said and Mr Harun Abeid Seif were rescued."

Mr Mwambire also blamed authorities for the slow response and lack of rescue equipment at his BMU for the loss.

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