Uhuru closely followed the Likoni tragedy — Kanze Dena

By Vincent Kejitan | Saturday, Oct 12th 2019 at 09:44
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State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena on Saturday morning revealed that President Uhuru Kenyatta closely followed the retrieval of the car that plunged into the Likoni channel.

Through a statement sent to newsrooms, Dena noted that the Head of State regrets the unfortunate incident and there are plans in place to ensure it does not happen again.

“President Uhuru Kenyatta sends his message of condolence and comfort to the family of Mr John Wambua who lost his wife Mariam Kighenda and daughter Amanda Mutheu in the Likoni ferry tragedy.

“The President's message of condolence follows the completion of the search and retrieval of the ill-fated car and bodies of the departed, an exercise conducted by a multi-agency team drawn from our various entities.

“The President regrets the unfortunate incident and assures all Kenyans that efforts are being made to ensure that a similar incident does not occur in future,” read the statement in part.

Dena added that plans are in place to revamp ferry services as well as constructing the Likoni Gate Bridge.

“Besides the ongoing revamp of ferry services, the President notes that the proposed Likoni Gate Bridge, the ongoing construction of the Dongo Kundu by-pass as well as the completion of the Samburu-Kinango-Kwale Road will help ease the pressure on sea crossing between Mombasa Island and the South Coast.

“The President, who has closely followed the search and retrieval exercise over the last 13 days, commends the multi-agency team for their relentless efforts in ensuring the long, tedious and risky undertaking was a success,” read the statement.

Further, the President assured the family of the deceased that they will receive support as they mourn their kin.

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