The car that slid off a ferry in Likoni Channel killing Mariam Kagenda and her 4-year-old daughter Amanda Mutheu was on Wednesday, October 9 found.
Reports on live television indicated that divers involved in the operation were also able to spot the bodies inside the car that was later retrieved from the sea.
This is after an 11-day search of the car that slid from the Likoni Ferry on Sunday, 29.
Reports also have it that the car was 50 meters inside the Indian Ocean.
This comes after a South African company, Southern Engineering Company (SECO) was hired to help with the operation.
The company, hired by the family from a Ksh2 million donation by Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, arrived with five experts and search equipment.
To accommodate these new developments, Mbaraki Wharf, which is the Bamburi Cement’s terminal that served as a command center was cleared and declared an operation area under the Kenya Navy.
This comes shortly after the government outlined its plan to use Advanced System Remote Operated Cameras which would be used to canvass the deepest parts of the harbour in a bid to help the divers zero-in on the exact location of the wreckage.
The Indian naval forces that arrived at the Mombasa port aboard two naval vessels on Sunday, October 6, on a counter-piracy mission agreed to help the Kenya Navy in the mission on a volunteer basis, K24 reported.
While addressing the press, Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) Chairman Dan Mwazo disclosed that the Indian Navy agreed to help on condition that the area where the tragedy occurred be declared a military zone.
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