KAMPALA – All the 20 occupants of the Usenge Water Bus that capsized on Lake Victoria on Saturday May 2, have been rescued, Kenya Red Cross has confirmed.
The ferry capsized on Saturday evening owing to the high water levels in the lake at the moment and it was feared that the bad weather currently being witnessed in the area would have made the rescue operations difficult.
The occupants have, however, been rescued as confirmed by the Kenya Red Cross through a post on their Twitter handle.
“All passengers aboard the ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria rescued,” Kenya Red Cross tweeted.
Kenya former Prime Minister Raila Odinga took to Twitter to thank those who made the rescue operation a success.
He advised those who use the lake to be more cautious as the water level is rising dangerously.
“I sincerely thank all those who acted swiftly and saved lives from the capsized ferry in Lake Victoria earlier today. God bless you all. Lake Victoria is not what we used to know as its water level is rising dangerously. Let’s approach it with extreme caution,”he wrote.