In Summary
  • Cyrus Oguna attributed the delay to traffic at the ferry channel and strong currents.
  • Mr Oguna said after retrieval, the police will be in charge of the bodies.
  • On Thursday, a video exclusively obtained by Nation captured by 3D cameras showed that the white vehicle.

The process of retrieving the vehicle that slipped off a ferry at the Likoni channel crossing and sunk into the Indian Ocean with a woman and her daughter has begun.  

Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna said the process, which was scheduled to begin at 9am Thursday, delayed due to traffic at the ferry channel and strong currents currently being experienced in the deep sea.

“We are retrieving the vehicle, we would not want to risk the lives of the divers involved in this operation,” Mr Oguna said.


The Kenya Navy and Southern Engineering Company Ltd, a shipping company in Mombasa, are leading the operation.

Thousands of Kenyans, who stood in solidarity with the bereaved family, watched the recovery process at the Likoni channel.  

Two days ago, the government announced that an object not common in the ocean lay underwater in a mud layer of 1.5 meters.

On Wednesday, Mr Oguna confirmed that the object was indeed the vehicle with the number plate KCB 289C.

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