President Kenyatta condoles with family of mother and child who perished in the Likoni ferry accident

President Uhuru Kenyatta sent his message of condolence and comfort to the family of Mr John Wambua who lost his wife Mariam Kighenda and daughter Amanda Mutheu in the Likoni ferry tragedy.

The President’s message of condolence follows the completion of the search and retrieval of the ill-fated car and bodies of the departed, an exercise conducted by a multi-agency team drawn from our various entities.

The President regrets the unfortunate incident and assures all Kenyans that efforts are being made to ensure that a similar incident does not occur in future.

Besides the ongoing revamp of ferry services, the President notes that the proposed Likoni Gate Bridge, the ongoing construction of the Dongo Kundu by-pass as well as the completion of the Samburu-Kinango-Kwale Road will help ease the pressure on sea crossing between Mombasa Island and the South Coast.

The President, who has closely followed the search and retrieval exercise over the last 13 days, commends the multi-agency team for their relentless efforts in ensuring the long, tedious and risky undertaking was a success.

For the family of Mr Wambua, the President assures that the Government will continue supporting them as they mourn their beloved kin.