Are there any classes learnt from Likoni ferry tragedy? – Nairobi Information

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The Kenya Maritime Authority and the Fee on Administrative Justice are investigating the circumstances, beneath which a automobile on-board MV Harambee ferry, plunged into the Indian Ocean, resulting in the loss of life of a mom and youngster.

The our bodies of Mariam Kighenda and her four-year-old daughter Amanda Mutheu stayed beneath the water for 13 days earlier than they had been recovered on Friday afternoon.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that the ignition keys of the station wagon was off however the windshield wipers had been discovered to be on.

The gear was in parking mode when the automotive was pulled out of the ocean on Friday.

However even within the wake of the tragedy, the ramps of no less than three operation ferries proceed to journey low on the water.

Within the 2016/2017 audit, Auditor Normal Edward Ouko warned in regards to the stability of the pulleys and prows designed to guard passengers and motorists within the ferry from sliding again into the ocean.


“It was noticed that a lot of the pulleys on most ferries are faulty thus inflicting the plows to be submerged in water when the ferries are transferring. This endangers each pedestrians and motorists,” reads the audit report.

Additionally, the Kenya Ferry Companies has not insured for third-party legal responsibility claims therefore the household of Kigenda is not going to be compensated.

The corporate has not insured all ferries for third-party legal responsibility, due to this fact it will be troublesome for the corporate to settle liabilities in case of an accident which requires compensation,” the report additional states.

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