Despite high hopes from the family after South African divers launched fresh recovery operation at the Likoni channel following a tragic incident 10 days ago, the operation has yielded nothing.
Addressing journalists after the five-hour underwater operation that involved 5 South African divers and three Kenyan divers, the head of the operation Colonel Lawrence Gituma, however, said the operations resume on Wednesday.
He said the divers had demarcated 1.2 kilometers square underwater but they could not cover the whole area during the operation.
“However, by using our 3-D cameras we have recorded both still photos and video, we will spend the whole night analyzing these contents before resuming the operation on Wednesday morning,” he told journalists.
Gituma said the recovery operation will be enhanced until the two bodies are retrieved from the Indian Ocean.
Earlier the family Spokesperson Luka Mbati exuded hopes that the operations will enable them to get the bodies of Mariam Kighenda and her daughter Amanda Mutheu.
The plunged into the Indian Ocean 10 days ago and efforts to recover their bodies have been ongoing.