An unidentified man died on Sunday after jumping off MV Harambee ferry at the Likoni crossing.
The vessel had been heading from the Mombasa mainland to the island when the incident took place at about 1.30am, Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) said in a statement on Sunday.
KFS said the man did not seem to be in the right frame of mind.
“The man was dressed in a white top and a black trouser. He left his seat, dashed to the aft prow and dove into the water,” KFS said.
The KFS said rescue efforts were immediate but were yet to yield fruits due to tidal effects and darkness.
MV Harambee is the ferry from which a woman’s car slid into the ocean, an incident which left her and her daughter dead.