Renowned lawyer and socio-political commentator Kipchumba Karori has sensationally claimed there are ghost workers in the Kenya Navy.

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Speaking during a wide-ranging panel discussion on 'Inside Politics' program aired on KTN on Sunday, Karori wondered why officers of the Navy were on the government payroll if they cannot swim given that water is widely regarded as the natural habitat of the navy.

"I also think that we have ghost workers in the name of the people in the Kenya Navy. How do we pay people in the Kenya Navy who cannot dive and help the situation, "the lawyer said.

The Kenya Navy is under ticking scrutiny following the Likoni Channel freak incident that left Mariam Kighenda and her daughter Amanda Mutheu dead after their vehicle plunged into the Indian Ocean last Sunday.

There are reports that the Navy was rehearsing some meters away from the scene of the tragedy and yet its members were not called upon to help the lady and her daughter.

Some politicians led by Malindi Member of Parliament Aisha Jumwa have called for heads to roll in the Navy following the Likoni Channel incident.

Recovery efforts are underway but they have not yielded much in the way of retrieving the bodies of the victims.