“See you in court” Kenya Ferry Service to Likoni ferry tragedy family

Divers at the Likoni ferry channel

“See you in court” Kenya Ferry Service to Likoni ferry tragedy family

The family of Miriam Kighenda and Amanda Mutheu will have to battle the Kenya Ferry Service insurer in court for compensation.

The Kenya Ferry Service claims to have insured all the 6 ferries serving the likoni channel to a tune of 80 Million shillings annually.

KFS Managing Director Bakari Gowa yesterday advised the family to seek legal guidance in anticipation of a court battle.

“The issue of compensation will not be easy. The family will have to hire a lawyer to go to court,” said Mr Gowa, who revealed that the agency had given the family Sh200,000 to cater for funeral expenses.

Kenyans on social media have accused the kenya ferry service of compensating the family with little money after the tragedy that befell them.

However, KFS has denied the claims and says that the 200000shillings paid out to the family was for the funeral expenses.

Mariam and her daughter Amanda drowned on September 29 when their car slipped from the MV Harambee into the Indian Ocean. It took divers 13 days to retrieve the Toyota Isis and the two bodies from the deep waters. The recovery operation saw Kenya Navy divers joined by experts from South Africa.