Three Fishermen Drown In Lake Victoria

On the eve of the new year, three fishermen were killed when their boat capsized at Kadiala beach, South Uyoma Ward, Rarieda Sub-county.

The tragedy takes the total number of drownings in the waters in the last two weeks to nine.

According to Rarieda Fishermen Secretary Victor Bungu, the fishermen were returning from their routine daily fishing activities in the lake when a strong wind blew up, forcing their boat to capsize.

The victims were engulfed by the boat and were unable to save themselves despite wearing life jackets.

Cleophas Otieno, 49, Stephen Omondi, 29, and Alex Oduor, 29, were among the group.