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Pwani University student drowns in Kilifi

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[The body of Mr Clinton Oloo, a Pwani University Bachelor of Commerce studies student after it was retrieved from the Indian Ocean. Photo/Courtesy/Pwani University Press].

The Pwani University fraternity is mourning one of its student who drowned at the Mnarani beach on Saturday evening.

According to one of the students Isaac Charo, the deceased, Clinton Oloo, had accompanied colleagues to the beach on Saturday afternoon to enjoy the weekend.

As usual, students in the university throng the beach during the weekend to enjoy the sand dunes and relax before they return to classes on Monday.

However, what was meant to be enjoyable and memorable moments for Oloo and his peers turned tragic after Oloo failed to manage the strong tides of the Indian Ocean and drowned.

“His colleagues quickly called for any available help that could save his life but unfortunately it was too late, Oloo had already died,” said Mr Charo.

The Bachelor of Commerce studies, third year student has been visiting the beaches several times and it is still not yet clear how he could not manage the tides he is used to.

“However, we want to caution our comrades to be very careful whenever they visit the beaches mostly during the weekends,” noted Mr Charo.

He said such incidents of comrades drowning in the Indian Ocean are becoming almost normal occurrences among students.

Charo raised concerns over such unfortunate incidents, appealing to his colleagues to consider their safety first before they dive into the Indian Ocean.

“There should be safety measures put in place by the Kilifi County government including deploying standby disaster management team and experienced divers to handle any emergencies and save lives,” he said.

Police in Kilifi have confirmed the around 5:40 pm Saturday evening drowning incident at Mnarani beach.

Oloo’s body has been taken to the Kilifi County hospital morgue.