The car that slid off a ferry in the Likoni Channel killing 35 year old Mariam Kagenda and her 4-year-old daughter Amanda Mutheu may have been found on Wednesday, October 9.
Reports on live television indicated that divers involved in the operation were also able to spot the bodies inside the car that was later retrieved from the sea.
Reports also have it that the car was 58 meters inside the Indian Ocean.
This comes after a South African company, Southern Engineering Company (SECO) was hired to help with the operation.
The company, hired by the family from a Ksh2 million donation by Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, arrived with five experts and search equipment.
To accommodate these new developments, Mbaraki Wharf, which is the Bamburi Cement’s terminal that served as a command center was cleared and declared an operation area under the Kenya Navy.
Reports had been rife that the Government was planning to officially call of the operation that has been going on for 10 days now.
The Indian naval forces that arrived at the Mombasa port aboard two naval vessels on Sunday, October 6, on a counter-piracy mission agreed to help the Kenya Navy in the mission on a volunteer basis, K24 reported.
While addressing the press, Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) Chairman Dan Mwazo disclosed that the Indian Navy agreed to help on condition that the area where the tragedy occurred be declared a military zone.
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