Man who jumped into the ocean in Likoni arrested

Man who jumped into the ocean in Likoni arrested

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Commuters at the Ferry. FILE/PHOTO.

Mombasa, KENYA:Police in Likoni on Monday arrested a middle aged man who jump into Indian allegedly wanting to  commit suicide.

The young man in his 20s allegedly jumped from MV Nyayo which was crossing from Likoni to island some minutes after the ferry had started crossing,  causing panic among passengers who were on board.

Likoni police boss Willy Simba told Baraka FM the man was saved by divers who arrested him and later handed him over to the police.

“We suspect he was  trying to commit suicide by throwing himself into the ocean,”said Mr Simba.

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The police boss said the man will be charged with  an attempt to commit suicide after investigations are over.