Congestion of motorists and commuters has been witnessed at the Likoni Channel after Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) suspended its services for at least two hours.

This was meant to allow the resumption of the search and retrieving of bodies and car wreckage that plunged into the Indian Ocean on Sunday.

Through a tweet on Wednesday morning, KFS announced a suspension of its services which started at 9 AM.

At around 10 am, a huge crowd of commuters and motorists were witnesses at both sides of the Likoni Channel, that is, from the main land end and at the Mombasa Island end.

The same was witnessed at Mtongwe channel after Likoni channel commuters turned to Mtongwe as an alternative.

"We would like to inform our ferry users and the public at large that today from 9 am we anticipate to temporarily suspend ferry operations for two hours at the Likoni channel to pave way for the salvage teams operate an interrupted.," read KFS's tweet on Wednesday morning.

A group of divers from different groups including Kenya Coast Guard Service, Kenya Navy, Kenya Ports Authority, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KEMFRI) as well as private divers were at the scene.

On Sunday, a car plunged into the ocean after it slid from MV Harambee which was moving from Likoni mainland to Mombasa Island with a woman and her daughter inside.

KFS has thanked the family of the victims for their patience during this hard rescue operations.

"We would like to thank all of you and especially the affected family for the patience and understanding on this matter. #likoniferry #kenyaferry@transportKE @maritimeKE @kmakenya @kenya_ports," they added.