The victims of the Likoni Ferry Tragedy, in which a car plunged into the Indian Ocean on Sunday evening have been identified.According to pictures shared on social media, the two females have been identified as 35-year-old Mariam Kagenda and her 4-year-old daughter Mariam Kagenda. The daughter is a pupil at MM Shah Academy in Mombasa.
The school sent out text messages to parents on Monday morning confirming they had lost one of them.
Charity Wanja Muturi@CMuturiBeautiful souls lost due to irresponsibility…. courtesy #LikoniFerry1:33 PM – Sep 30, 2019See Charity Wanja Muturi’s other Tweets
The accident happened when their car, a Toyota ISIS with registration number, KCB 289C plunged into the ocean, a few meters from the mainland.
According to several videos shared on social media, the car took a few minutes before it sank with helpless onlookers photographing the whole ordeal, having nothing to do.
David Maina Ndung’u@ItsDavidMaina#LikoniFerry UPDATE: Mariam Kigenda, 35, and 4-year-old daughter were on board the Toyota ISIS KCB 289C that plunged into the Indian Ocean yesterday evening after sliding off the ferry. The ve is yet to be recovered and is lying 60m deep in the channel.8 1:15 PM – Sep 30, 2019See
David Maina Ndung’u ‘s other Tweets David Maina Ndung’u @ItsDavidM#LikoniFerry UPDATE: The vehicle plunged into the Indian Ocean yester evening is lying 60m deep in the chan available oxygen tanks can only take divers upto 30m, Kenya Ferry Service says it’s currently in talks with Kenya Navy to get more oxygen.
The accident has raised several questions about the level of disaster preparation at the ferry which is used by thousands of people on a daily basis.
Mariam Kagenda and her Daughter Daniel Omondi@omondii_What happened at #LikoniFerry is uncalled for. This wasn’t meant to happen the 21st century. Somebody must be sleeping at his job…182 5:28 AM – Sep 30, 201963 people are talking about thisMeanwhile, the Kenya Ferry Service has not retrieved the remains of the victims, more than 12 hours since the accident happened. The process had not started by the time of going to press.
Kenya Ferry Services’ Tweet, Hours After Horror Accident, Causes Online UproarKFS said that the car is lying 60m deep in the channel, meaning their divers cannot start the operation because their oxygen tanks can only take them upto 30m deep in the channel.
Plunged vehicle lying 60m deep in the channel; available oxygen tanks can last the divers for only 30m deep, Kenya Ferry Services currently in talks with the Kenya Navy to get more oxygen, they say277 11:48 AM – Sep 30, 2019246 people are talking about thisFamilies of the victims camped at the ferry on Monday morning, hoping that they would get bodies of their loved ones. But there has been nothing forthcoming, even as it was reported that KFS top brass were holed up in a meeting over the crisis.
‘There are no divers…’Families of #LikoniFerry tragedy victims decry Kenya Ferry Services’ laxity after car plunged into the Indian Ocean #Meanwhile, KFS was on the receiving end of social media backlash on Monday morning after posting an insensitive tweet, which suggested that they had moved on from the tragedy.