The body that plunged into the Indian Ocean on Friday, 6th December 2019, evening, has been retrieved today, 7th December 2019, morning and transferred to the Coast General Hospital Mortuary in Mombasa.
The man who plunged into the Indian Ocean has since been identified as John Mutinda and was aboard car registration number KBX 475B at the time of the incident that saw him drown to death after his car plunged into water aboard Likoni ferry.
The driver of the vehicle sped off to the ramps at high speed immediately after purchasing a ticket for the crossing, plunging into the ocean According to Kenya Ferry Services.
“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,” a statement by the Kenya Ferry Services on their Twitter handle read.
It is reported that Wambua, the Likoni driver, failed to stop the vehicle despite several efforts by the Ferry Officials to flag him down as he drove at high speed.
A search and recovery operation undertaken has since lead to the retrieval of the Wambua, the Likoni driver whose car plunged into the Indian Ocean.
BODY of driver whose car plunged into the ocean at Likoni ferry recovered; Kenya Ferry identifies him as John Mutinda. pic.twitter.com/LY88jYi979
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The search for Wambua, the Likoni driver who plunged off Likoni ferry into the Indian Ocean, was undertaken by the County Government of Mombasa and multi-agency rescuers.
The case of Wambua dying after his car plunged into the Indian Ocean barely three months, after a woman, Mariam Kighenda, and her daughter, Amanda Mutheu, died at the channel after their car plunged into the ocean from the MV Harambee ferry.
It is yet to be established whether John Wambua was of sound mind, whether the car breaks failed as the KFS officials desperately tried to flag him to stop or whether John Wambua intentionally drove into the Indian Ocean.