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Two fishermen drown in Lake Naivasha

Members of the public at the shores of Lake Naivasha where two fishermen drowned while on a fishing mission in the water body. The deaths brought to six the number of fishermen who have drowned in the lake since the year began with strong winds been blamed for the current calamity. Pic By Antony Gitonga

Two fishermen drowned in Lake Naivasha after their boat capsized at Tarambeta landing beach near Kasarani estate on Wednesday night.

 A third victim was rescued by fellow fishermen and rushed to hospital after hanging onto a fuel tank for over five hours.

The incident comes barely a week after two fishermen drowned near Karagita landing beach while laying their nets.

The death brings to eight the number of fishermen who have died in the lake this year.

The search mission for the bodies was adversely affected by the thick water hyacinth that has invaded parts of the lake and lack of fuel for boats involved in the operation.

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