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Mariam Kigenda Taita: The Family Of The Deceased Are Asking “where are the ferry drivers”

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Mariam Kigenda Taita 35 and daughter died after the vehicle they were travelling in slid off MV Harambee Sunday evening.

The family members say that the Government is not doing enough to retrieve bodies of their kin, its been over 11 hours after a salon car plunged into the Indian ocean killing mother and daughter. The family is yet to receive the body of their loved ones.

The Kenya Ferry service (KFS) said they have no drivers who can retrieve the bodies and are waiting for help from Kenya Navy drivers. The family and KFS of the deceased, Mariam’s Husband they are at Likoni channel waiting for help to get the bodies and vehicle out of the sea.

Some of Mombasa residents have accused KFS management of negligence, asking how they cannot rescue the mother and child. They further asked KFS ability to assure the safety of the thousands that use the cross the Likoni channel daily.

The ferry service has also come under fire online following a tweet that social media users have termed. The KFS tweeted, “Good morning, we are serving you with four ferries at the Likoni channel and one at the Mtogwe channel. We wish you blessed and fruitful day.

The tweet caused an instant roar online, with Kenyans on Twitter asking how they could post such a message just some hours after a mother and daughter died on one of the ferries.

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The Bodies of mother and daughter have finally Been Retrieve From Indian Ocean

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The bodies of Mariam Kigenda Taita and daughter have finally been retrieved from the Indian Ocean after 13 days. The parts of the vehicles were pulled out by officers from the mult-agency team shortly after 4pm on Friday. The Kenya Red Cross society workers were ready to carry the bodies in the body bags from the retrieved vehicle.


Earlier, Mombasa governor Hassan joho and Mvita MP Abdulswamad Sheriff had arrived at Mbaraki wharf as tug boats continued to pull the vehicle towards the shore. The vehicle that was removed from a ferry into the Indian Ocean finally retrieves from the Likoni channel that Friday. The driver of the car was plunged into the Indian Ocean on September 29 was identified as 35-year –old Mariam Kigenda.

Mariam is believed to have drowned together with her daughter Amanda Mutheu. According to Likoni police, the car registration KCB 289C, a Toyota Isis, was the last to board ,MV Harambee from the mainland ramp and rearward when the ferry was midstream, plunged into Indian Ocean.

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Police Officer Dies in Fatal Accident on Her Way to Mother-in-laws Burial

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A family in Kisumu County suffered a double catastrophe last week after their cognate died in road accident while heading to his mother-in-laws burial. The law officer Fredrick Mutuku attached a Central police station in Kisumu was granted five days off duty on Friday to attend the burial of his mother-in- law on Saturday, October 5 but not reach home as was expected.

Mutuku’s body was found on a Saturday afternoon At A hero Sub-county Hospital mortuary by her relatives and friends. According to police in Kisumu, the officer perished in a road accident involving a Nairobi-bound bus and a trailer on Friday night at around 11pm.

The departed officer hails from Mutomo sub-county, Kenze village where he was travelling to on that very night.

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