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Lamu ODM politician’s family feared dead in boat tragedy

Lamu, Kenya: Twelve family members of Lamu ODM politician Shekuwe Kahale are feared dead after their boat capsized in the Indian Ocean.

Lamu County commissioner Joseph Kanyiri confirmed that a body had been retrieved as search and rescue operation continues.

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Kenya Navy divers and Marine police officers have been dispatched for the operation.

In the past few days fishermen have reported high tides.

Two months ago eight people died when a boat ferrying sand and cement capsized off the coast of Lamu. 

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