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List of all shark attacks in kenya

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 10 shark attacks in KENYA. Out of those, 6 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 60.00%. 10 attacks came out of the blue while 0 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Kilindini 31-12-2015 DivingFATALYES Hamisi Njenga
Mama Ngina Beach, Mombasa 16-09-2011 SwimmingFATALYES 17yo
Likoni Channel 23-07-2009 Washing his feetFATALYES male
South of Lamu Island 24-01-1980 2.2 m sharkSpearfishingAnkle & foot laceratedNO 29yo Dennis Richard
Watamu 15-04-1971 2 m [6'9"] sharkSwimmingRight foot bittenNO 16yo a German tourist
Mombasa FATALYES R.S. Draper, a young British soldier
Port Kilindeni / Mombasa Harbor P.M.SwimmingFATAL, leg severedYES 21yo Tahei Nakatani, a Japanese seaman from the fishing vessel Seiju Maru
Kilindini DivingConway's leg was bitten Higgs injury was FATALNO Conway Plough & Dr. Jonathan Higgs
Kilindini Harbor, Mombasa 05-12-1964 Fishing with hand line tied to wrist & was pulled into the waterFATALYES 10yo Musa Mohammed
Kilindini Harbor, Mombasa 12-05-1947 SwimmingKnee grazedNO merchant seaman
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