Yesterday at about 8am, a fisherman saw a dead body floating and being drifted towards Shimoni jetty. He reported the incident to Shimoni Police Unit who visited the scene and retrieved the body.
After investigation, it was established that the body was of Hamad Omar Kipanga, a Tanzanian citizen from Moa village Mkinga District.
In a phone communication between Moa’s village elder Mr. Hassan Musa with Shimoni’s Assistant chief Mr. Adim, it was established that the deceased went on a fishing mission with another fisherman on 1st of June, 2020.Their boat capsized, one fisherman managed to swim to safety while the deceased was overwhelmed by strong winds leading to drowning.
The rescue team accompanied by the deceased relatives from Tanzania arrived at Shimoni jetty later in the day and took the body of their kin to their country for burial.