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Saloon car that plunged into the Indian Ocean retrieved

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[Recovery process ongoing at the Likoni ferry channel. Photo/Ahmed Omar].

A salon car that plunged into the Indian Ocean killing one on board has been retrieved.

The saloon car registration number KAX 474B was retrieved three hours later after the retrieval of the body of its owner.

John Mutinda, 46 died after he drove off into the Indian Ocean at around 4.20 am Saturday morning.

According to the Kenya Ferry Services Managing director Khamis Bakari Gowa, Mutinda did not stop to pay KFS charges and despite being flagged off to stop he drove off and plunged into the Indian Ocean.

“The waiting ferry had already taken off and when he was ordered to stop he resisted and drove into the Indian Ocean,” noted Mr. Gowa.

On his part Government Spokesperson Retired Colonel Cyrus Oguna suspected Mutinda could have suffered serious depression.

[The saloon car that plunged into the Indian Ocean killing one person after being retrieved. Photo/Ahmed Omar].

According to family Mutinda was so confused when he left home that fateful night.

His body has been taken to the Joacham private hospital morgue as police launch investigations.

Meanwhile the Coast civil society group has applauded the multi-agency team for the quick recovery urging the Kenya ferry services to improve on security measures and barriers to avert search crisis in future.