18-year-old twins from Kwale County who sat for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in 2020, drowned in the Indian ocean on Monday evening, May 31.
Solomon Gatindu and Kennedy Gatindu, who both scored a C+, dived in the ocean alongside their cousin when the fatal incident took place.
Their cousin was alarmed after they failed to appear from inside the water and went to call for help.
Their bodies were retrieved on Tuesday, June 1, after local divers and their counterparts from the Kwale county government joined forces and helped in aiding their recovery.
“We waited for them to come back home but they never did. As we waited, we received a call and were told that they had drowned,” a relative said.
The incident came just months after two contractors drowned in the Indian Ocean after their boat capsized.
The duo passed on in the incident which occurred near the Standard Gauge Railway terminus in Mkupe, Mombasa.
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