Ongoing efforts to rescue sunken mother Kighendi and her daughter have spilled into day 8, a week after the vehicle plunged into the Indian Ocean from a faulty ferry door.
Raila Odinga, who visited the tragedy site, had issued a directive to the Kenya Ports Authority to halt its dredging exercise that was meant to expand the channel as it was hampering visibility at the deep 60M channel.
A spot check by the Uzalendo News team based at the coast indicates that dredging is still ongoing at the channel. The authority is yet to decide on whether it will halt the exercise as it is costing them millions on a daily basis.
However, private divers hired by the family from South Africa are expected to arrive today, in a bid to rescue bodies of the deceased. Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho had donated 2 Million shillings to the family to assist in procuring the professional divers.
The Kenya Navy brought in newly acquired sophisticated equipment to help recover the body from the 4 spots which their ‘Sonar’ technology identified as possible points which the car could be anchored.
These operations have put the Kenyan government on their toes in trying to contain the situation, amid preparations of Mashujaa day, which will be held at the renovated Mama Ngina Drive on 20th October.