On Sunday, a Kenyan university student drowned in a swimming pool at Safari beach hotel in Msambweni, Kenya’s coastal region.
The deceased, Stephen Omondi, was a student at Mount Kenya University.
The tragedy hit while Omondi, alongside his seventeen colleagues, was swimming at the hotel.
The area police boss Ambrose Oloo confirmed the incident.
“The students were undertaking their normal studies until after lunch when they decided to swim at the hotel pool. The deceased then lost balance and drowned,” said Oloo.
The incident occurred few days after twins drowned while swimming at Gazi in Msambweni.
Kennedy Gichuri and Solomon Macharia had gone swimming with a relative. They died on the spot while fishermen rescued their relative.
According to their father, the boys were overwhelmed by the ocean currents when they tried to reach the shore.
“They were swimming in a place that was a little bit high but when they attempted to get back they got into the deep and couldn’t make it,” he said.
The twins, 18, had just finished their secondary education and were waiting to join college.
Visitors have been urged to strictly adhere to the rules and regulations set by the hotel management while swimming for their safety.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.