By Philip Mwakio
Although the origin of the spill is yet to be established, it is suspected it may have been as a result of a leakage from a ship or illegal siphoning from one of the vessels anchored at sea.
KPA anti-pollution team and the Oil Spill Mutual Aid Group had, however, arrived at the scene and were conducting site surveys.
The Madhubaha beach, which is popular recreation spot for swimmers and fitness enthusiasts, was early Wednesday a no-go zone after the water was polluted.
Over 500 swimmers throng the beach located near Allidina Visram School each day to swim.
According to the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) General Manager, Operations, Khamis Twalib, the long-term effect of the spill could be detrimental to the humans and marine life.
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