Wednesday October 2, 2019-Mombasa Governor, Hassan Joho, has finally spoken about Likoni Ferry tragedy where a mother and her child drowned into the Indian Ocean on Sunday.

On Tuesday, Joho received a lot of flak for keeping mum about the incident even as ferry safety measures have been called to question for putting thousands of Mombasa commuters at risk.

But in a statement on Wednesday, Joho said he is following every move about the accident and even sent condolences to the family of Miriam Kighenda.

“It has been a painful wait for the family and relatives of Mariam Kighenda and her daughter as rescue operations intensify at the Likoni Channel. We understand the complexity of the search operations being the reason for the delay, and therefore we are asking for patience. We are part of the multi-agency team involved in the search operations,” Joho said.

The flamboyant Governor also urged the Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) to enhance safety measures and consider mounting movable barriers to secure cars that may develop mechanical problems.

“This is not the first time this is happening. My condolences go to the family of Miriam,” Joho said.


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