A ferry with an unknown number of passengers is reported to have capsized in Lake Victoria.
The vessel which is popularly known as Water Bus is said to have been plying the Mageta Island to Usenge beach route in Siaya County before the unfortunate incident occurred.
Sources intimate that the incident could be as result of strong winds and violent tides partly believed to have been occasioned by the lake’s rising water levels.
A rescue mission is currently underway, coordinated by local administration and beach management units.
Water levels have been on the rise in Lake Victoria over the last three to four month thanks to heavy downpour(s) that has been rocking the region.
More to follow…