Police have failed to hold any of the Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) employees criminally liable over death of a mother, Mariam Kighenda and her daughter Amanda Mutheu.
Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) who were leading the investigations of the case yesterday in a report to Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji, said there was no KFS employee, who was criminally accountable for the death of the two.
In last month on 29th, a car slid from MV Harambee that was heading to Mombasa Island and plunged into the Indian Ocean. The occupants, Mariam and Amanda drowned in the ocean, were later retrieved from the Likoni Channel sea bed after 13 days.
While the two were laid to rest in peace in Makueni County on Saturday, police are now considering inviting the public to the court to bear witness of how the accident unfolded.
Likoni sub-county police Commander Benjamin Rotich has revealed that investigations are not able to link already questioned KFS employees to the tragedy.
So far at least five people have been questioned over the accident, among them are MV Harambee pilot and security guards who were on board during the fateful day.
“No one has directly been linked to the accident or the deaths. We have, therefore, recommended that members of public be invited to tell the court what they saw or know about the incident,” said Rotich as quoted by People Daily.
DPP Noordin Haji is expected to give directions, either to invite the members of public in court or order for fresh police investigations.