It is 13 days since the Likoni Ferry accident that robbed off a young family of mother, 35-year-old Mariam Kighenda and her 4-year-old daughter Amanda Mutheu.
The victims had gone to check on their family farm in Msambweni, Kwale County and get vegetables when they met their death on their way back on Sunday, September 29.
The incident opened loopholes in Ferry agency in the deep Indian Ocean that has continued to be a threat to lives of coastal residents.
On Wednesday, 9th of October, the South African divers spotted the car, Toyota Isis, and the government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna positively identified the car.
Thursday, the day that the family was hopeful of seeing the remains of their loved ones, ended without a clear indication of the car being retrieved.
The divers said that the Ocean was not clear due to heavy currents making the mission impossible.
“We have the equipment to remove the cars but the currents are strong and making it difficult to hook the entire car and pull it out. We need to have the car and the bodies. We hope by tomorrow (Friday), we will have found ways to achieve that. Our fear is to pull the car and lose it halfway because we may lose the bodies and end up doing zero work,” Oguna said.
Oguna maintained that they are still consoling the family and urging them to be patient as the process continue.
An update from Mr Oguna indicated that the divers will be resuming task officially as this marks date 13 since the accident occurred.