What Will Happen Immediately Likoni Tragedy Car is Retrieved

Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna during a past media briefing

Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna on Thursday gave the way forward on what will happen immediately the wreckage of the Likoni tragedy is pulled out of the water.

Through a press briefing, Oguna stated that the car would be placed in a designated area created by the government for access by members of the press.

The tough talking retired Colonel, remarked that journalists would be allowed to take photos of the car with the registration KCB 289C.

He however cautioned the press to avoid taking close shots of the vehicle in respect to the family of the victims.

“You (journalists) will be given permission to take photos of the car from a distance immediately it is brought out of the ocean.

“I however caution against taking close up images of the machine in respect to the family of the victims and the country at large.” declared Oguna.

According to the former military man, the schedule procedure to be conducted in the morning had been delayed due to various issues.

The ex-KDF spokesperson pointed out that the process would commence after two ships on their way to the port of Mombasa, had docked.

He reiterated that the ferry services would not be affected as the team embarked on the final hurdle in the recovery operation.

On Wednesday, the government positively identified the vehicle was the one involved in the disaster that claimed the lives of Mariam Kighenda and her four year-old daughter Amanda Mutheu.

It was reported the car was found after the group involved in the mission deployed a robot belonging to the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA).

Divers further backed up the information of the video obtained from the robot that showed the location of the vehicle in the Indian Ocean.

The car is situated 57 metres deep, a depth that poses a difficulty and life threatening situation for the people tasked to pull it from the water.

One of the challenges that the water men would face at such a depth is that the place is caved, murky and has poor visibility.

The next problem would be the presence of Bull sharks in that area and poisonous fish that are fatal to humans.

The other difficulty would be the high speed of the currents which is estimated to be 7 knots making the dive very tricky.

The final challenge for the divers would be the lack of enough air during the operation.

It is reported that a normal dive can be made upto 42 metres and anything past that would deprive the person of oxygen as he would be using enriched air within the scuba tank that could only last the diver less than 15 minutes.

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