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A Kilifi sea rescue team in new approach to combat drowning

By Maureen Ongala | Jan 3rd 2019 | 1 min read

A rescue team has proposed a law in the wake of several incidents of drowning in hotel swimming pools. 

Kilifi Coast Sea Survival Rescue team said it would push for a policy, through the county assembly, to compel hotels to employ life guards to man swimming pools.

The group raised concerns about a recent incident where a Pwani University student drowned in swimming pool at Makuti Villa.

David Nyamoga, 21, was pronounced dead on arrival at Mephi Hospital.

On the same day, another student, Cruzze Mustoli, 22, drowned at Baobab public beach.

Speaking during the annual dhow race, Coast Sea Survival Rescue team deputy chairperson Abdulfatah Noorein said the county risks losing more lives due to lack of life savers.

“Our county should include rescue. We are losing many lives through drowning,” said Noorein.

Noorein appealed to tourists and stakeholders to support the policy and urged MCAs to adopt it. 

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