Likoni Tragedy: DCI Swoops in After Damning Discovery in Ferry Incident

  • Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) on Saturday, October 12 grilled a team in Mombasa in regards to a discovery they made after the Car that drowned in Likoni on September 29 was retrieved on Saturday, October 11.

    Reports by The Standard indicated that DCI probed the coxswain MV Harambee, Amos Bushuru, two employees of Kenya Ferry Services(KFS) as well as two private guards who were at the scene during the unfortunate incident.

    "So far we have questioned five people, two private security guards who were at the ferry on the said day, a coxswain and two top ferry managers," affirmed Likoni OCPD Benjamin Rotich.

    Mariam Kighenda,35, and her 4-year-old daughter Amanda Mutheu who were retrieved from the Indian Ocean after they drowned on September 29.

    This is after, John Wambua, Mariam Kighenda's husband confirmed that the car that was retrieved on Friday, October 11 was in parking gear and the breaks were engaged.

    "The car was in parking gear and its handbrake up. We do not understand how the car in such a state could have slid into the ocean," lamented Wambua.

    This rubbished allegations that the deceased could have accidentally engaged the reverse gear or that she might have killed herself and their 4-year-old daughter Amanda Mutheu.

    However, according to The Standard, KFS managing director Bakari Gowa stated he was not aware of any police investigations as he had not been summoned so far.

    Wambua further urged the police to speed up investigations to bring the matter to an end.

    "I would not want to conclude what really happened I'm only asking the police to investigate this matter," Wambua stated.

    Directorate of Criminal Investigation(DCI) headquarters in Kiambu. DCI grilled five officials over the cause of the Likoni ferry accident that claimed two lives.
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