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Likoni Ferry services halted to retrieve drowned bodies

Operations at Likoni Ferry have been suspended for two hours to pave way for an interrupted rescue mission of a mother and a daughter who drowned.

The move by the government is to ensure that the teams from the Kenya Port Authority, Private divers and Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research operate without any interruptions.

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Husband to the victim Mariam Kigenda was forced to hire private divers to assist to retrieve the bodies of his loved ones including four-year-old daughter Amanda Mutheu.

Also read: Lorry ferrying maize bags skids into the sea in Mombasa

Users of the busy Likoni Ferry channel had been informed of the same operations to avoid any inconveniences.

The government, on the other hand, has assured full support to the family and assuring the general public of their effort to ensure safety at the channel.

They also blamed the poor weather at the coastal city for disrupting their efforts to retrieve the bodies

A preliminary finding revealed the braking system of the vehicle failed before going into the water.

Also read: Terror suspects arrested in Majengo Mpya area of Likoni

This is not the first time vehicles have drowned into the sea as members of the public pleaded with the government to act quickly.

Users of the Likoni channel have also encountered injuries sustained from the huge crowd making their way in and out of the island.

Theft has also been the order of the day despite security personnel deployed to ensure smooth operations during the day.

Berryl Achieng
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