In Summary
  • Following the recovery of the body, ferry services were temporarily stopped triggering protests from commuters.

Kenya Navy divers retrieved the body of a man from the ocean at the Likoni Channel after a vehicle plunged into the water early Saturday.

Officials said only the driver was in the Saloon car when it sank into the ocean on Saturday at 4.20am.

Police and family members identified the victim as John Mutinda, 46.

Kenya Ferry Service (KFS) said in a statement that the driver of the vehicle drove at high speed after purchasing a ticket and plunged into the water.

First responders acted quickly and before 9am Saturday the body of a man was retrieved from the water.

Kenya Navy divers at the scene of the tragedy. PHOTO | WACHIRA MWANGI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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