KISUMU, Kenya, Nov 18 – Ten people are feared dead after a boat capsized in Lake Victoria Tuesday night off the shores of Honge beach within Bondo, Siaya County.
The boat capsized at around 11pm while carrying over 20 people.
The boat was carrying traders mostly from the neighboring country of Uganda when strong winds destabilized it.
The boat was transporting maize and bananas to Usenge beach when it capsized.
Ten other people were rescued, Elias Odhiambo, the chairperson of the local Beach Management Unit (BMU) said.
“The fishermen who were nearby came to the rescue of the ten people,” he said.
Odhiambo said a multi-agency team led by Kenya Coast Guards was leading efforts to retrieve the bodies.
He local fishermen and Kenya Red Cross had also joined in the search for the missing people.