A body of a middle aged man who drowned on Friday night when a passenger boat capsized has been retrieved from the Indian Ocean.
The incident happened at Ganaola crossing channel, Jomvu Sub County that connects Mikindani trading centre in Mombasa to Rabai sub-county of Kilifi.
The boat was ferrying ten people when it capsized at sea on Friday. Nine survivors managed to get safely ashore during the incident that happened around 11 pm with one man reported to be missing.
The body of the late Samuel Tsui was discovered floating at Ganaola creek channel Sunday morning by the fishermen who were laying their fishing gears.
Jafari Kalama, the deceased brother said the body was found after a three day vigil by local divers and fishermen who had camped at the channel searching for the body.
Jafari says, the deceased was of Islamic faith and through the local administration they were allowed to bury the body on Sunday at his Rabai home in Kilifi County.
Mikindani Member of the Mombasa County Assembly Juma Renson Thoya lauded the cooperation of National government and Mombasa County multi-agency team which led to the recovery of the drowned body.
Village elder Wanje Zero lauded the government multi-agency team and the locals for the three day geared cooperation in retrieving the body of the deceased.
The late Samuel Tsui has left behind a widow and four children.
He was buried today in the afternoon at Rabai Sub-County in Kilifi County.