Joho finally speaks on Likoni Ferry tragedy

By Vincent Kejitan | Wednesday, Oct 2nd 2019 at 11:56
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Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho on Wednesday broke his silence over the Likoni disaster and called for patience.

The governor had been criticized for remaining silent despite the tragedy but maintained that they are doing everything possible to retrieve the bodies.

He also condoled with the family of the deceased and urged the Kenya Ferry Services to enhance safety measures and consider putting up barriers to ensure cars do not plunge into the sea.

“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,” said the governor.

Adding: “This is not the first time this is happening. My condolences go to the family of Miriam.”

Joho was on Tuesday bashed for speaking about football matters at a time when two people had drowned in the Likoni channel.

Despite the fact that the bodies were yet to be found, the governor had steered clear of the matter and instead, praised Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for earning a point against Manchester United in an English Premier League tie on Monday.

He also took time to congratulate Beatrice Chepkoech for winning gold in the women’s 3000m steeplechase finals in Doha.

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