KOT slam Kenya Navy for allegedly refusing to rescue fishermen lost at sea


KOT slam Kenya Navy for allegedly refusing to rescue fishermen lost at sea
A screengrab of boats at sea in Kilifi.

In Summary

  • This comes following a story aired Thursday night on Citizen TV where Malik Mbwana, the captain of the boat that drifted to the deep sea on December 9, revealed that – after a week – they saw a team of navy soldiers patrolling the sea and asked for help, even water to drink, but they (navy) refused to help them.
  • They hence stayed at sea a while longer, surviving on salty water and dry raw fish, until 17 days later when they found themselves near Ngomeni village.

Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) on Friday expressed deep anger following reports that Kenya Navy officials allegedly spotted four fishermen who got lost at sea but refused to rescue them.

This comes following a story aired on Citizen TV Thursday night where Malik Mbwana, the captain of the boat that drifted to the deep sea on December 9, revealed that – after a week – they saw a team of navy soldiers patrolling the sea and asked for help, even water to drink, but they (navy) refused to help them.

They hence stayed at sea a while longer, surviving on salty water and dry raw fish, until 17 days later when they found themselves near Ngomeni village.

They were rescued and rushed to Malindi sub-county hospital where they were later discharged after medical checkup and re-united with their families.

The story has since evoked angry reactions from Kenyans online, with Kenya Navy trending top in the country on Twitter for the better part of Friday.

https://twitter.com/KidWakanda/status/1210430886640050176

https://twitter.com/FrankMtetezi/status/1210404815186124800

https://twitter.com/eduzmi/status/1210403899775033344

https://twitter.com/Aketch_Aketch/status/1210410516390260741

https://twitter.com/BravinYuri/status/1210453038370082816

https://twitter.com/Aketch_Aketch/status/1210421253313630209

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