There was drama in Lamu County after a boat with two occupants caught fire in the middle of the Indian Ocean on Saturday. 

Reports indicate that the boat was transporting Khat from Mokowe to Kiunga in Lamu County.

One of the occupants suffered injuries on both legs while his colleague had injuries on one leg.

Local police commander Moses Murithi confirmed the incident indicating that investigations are underway to establish the fire's cause. 

Murithi confirmed that both the boat and the khat were destroyed. 

Preliminary reports indicate that the boat could have had a faulty battery resulting in the fire.

This is the second similar incident to occur in a year. A similar incident was reported in February this year when a man was seriously injured after a boat caught fire on Lamu Island.

Shafi Mawiyawiya got serious burns on his left leg and hand after the petrol-powered boat exploded in an incident believed to have been caused by a cigarette.