Homa Bay fisherman drowns in Lake Victoria

fisherman drowns

Fishermen at Sena Beach in Mfang'ano Island in Homa Bay County prepare for a fishing expedition in Lake Victoria on December 9, 2022. A fisherman drowned at Koginga Beach in Homa Bay town on Thursday evening. 

Photo credit: George Odiwuor | Nation Media Group

A 28-year-old man slipped into the water while fishing and drowned in Lake Victoria on Thursday evening.

Mr James Tabu drowned at Koginga Beach in Arujo Location in Homa Bay Sub-County.

Witnesses said Mr Tabu was using a fishing line when he accidentally slipped into the water and drowned.

Arujo Location Senior Chief Bob Lang’o said fellow fishermen rushed to the scene to rescue Mr Tabu but it was too late since he had already died.  

Mr Lang’o said the man’s body was retrieved from the lake and taken to Homa Bay County Referral Hospital mortuary for post-mortem.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that the fisherman had a history of epilepsy.  
The administrator urged residents to restrain their epileptic kin from fishing unaccompanied in the lake.  
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