Dredging at Mombasa port is still going on a day after Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga issued an order for it to stop.

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On Saturday, Raila visited the Likoni Ferry Channel where he ordered that dredging exercise that has been going on at the channel stops so as to facilitate swift rescue operation.

He noted that the dredging was increasing dirty into the water, which was reducing the visibility, making it hard for divers to locate the car. 

"I want to issue an order here that the dredging work should stop so that those who are retrieving the bodies can work without interference," Raila said.

However, on Sunday, it emerged that the dredging work was still going on.

In a video shared on YouTube, Sunday by Nation, dredging ship was seen crossing near the rescue operation.

Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna on Sunday morning reacted to the ongoing dredging where he said there were discussions going on concerning Raila's order.

Divers have been camping at the Likoni Channel since last Sunday after a car slid from MV Harambee ferry that was moving from the Likoni mainland to Mombasa Island and plunged into the Indian Ocean.

Bodies of a mother, Mariam Kighenda and her 4-year-old daughter, Amanda Mutheu, who were the occupants, are yet to be recovered.