A vehicle that sunk on Saturday morning after it veered off the ramps of a ferry at Likoni channel has been retrieved.
According to Bakari Hamisi Kenya Ferry Services MD the saloon car, Toyota Allion KBX 475B, had sunk 6 metres deep into the Indian Ocean.
Kenya Navy divers successfully recovered the body of the driver in a span of fewer than 8 hours.
The deceased was identified as John Mutinda and aged 46 years old.
His body has since been moved to the Coast General Hospital Mortuary.
#LikoniFerry: Saloon car that plunged in the Indian Ocean this morning retrieved. pic.twitter.com/0kN0G1Fdy5
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Speculations are rife following the Kenya Ferry Statement that the driver may have committed suicide.
“A motorist driving a saloon car whose registration number plate has not yet been established right away after purchasing ticket drove off to the ramps with high speed to the ocean even after being flagged by our ramp controllers to slow down and stop,” KFS statement read in part.
Mutinda has left behind one wife and twin children.
The family of the late Mutinda stated they had not seen his body at the time it was recovered.