Sadly a teenage mother and her children have died after their dug out canoe capsized in choppy waters at a creek in Mombasa.
The bodies of Ms Scarlet Kaimo and her six months old son identified as Joshua have been retrieved from murky creek waters in Mifedi village Mwakirunge Kisauni constituency awaiting burial.
Local divers are reported to be racing against time to recover the body of Wilfred Jira Kaimo who was steering the ill fated canoe .
The trio were travelling from Voroni village in Rabai on Friday evening to join their relatives who live across the creek while the accident happened.
Locals say this is not the the first incident as they decry the poor state of roads in Kisauni. Residents of the little known Mifedi village in Kisauni who have decried of insecurity for a long time now want the state to intervene and construct a bridge between the two areas in an attempt to avert such accidents, they also fear the missing body might have been swept away into the ocean owing to the heavy downpour currently being witnessed.
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The incident closely follows the sad demise of a mother and her daughter who perished in the ferry tragedy. Mariam Kighenda and her four-year-old daughter Amanda Mutheu died when their vehicle slid off the ferry and plunged into the Indian Ocean.
It took two weeks for the car and their bodies to be retrieved in what exposed the government’s poor state of preparedness in disaster management.