Mariam Kighenda and her daughter Amanda Mutheu who drowned after their car plunged in the Indian Ocean on September 29, 2019, will be laid to rest today (Saturday).

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The bodies were ferried from Mombasa to Ngaamba, in Kilome Sub-County, Makueni County for the burial ceremony by the Sonko Rescue Team under the leadership of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

The motorcade and hearse carrying the remains of the mother and daughter left Mombasa at midnight and arrived at AIC Kima church ground at around 9:30 am.

The two will be laid to rest at their farm in the area.

Leaders including Sonko, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and their Makueni counterpart Governor Kivutha Kibwana are expected to attend the ceremony

Mariam and her daughter Amanda perished after their vehicle slid off MV Harambee at the Likoni channel and plunged 58 metres deep into the ocean.

Combined efforts by the Kenya Navy and private divers hired by the family saw the two bodies and the car retrieved from the ocean on October 11 after a 13-day operation.

A section of Kenyans blamed the Kenya Ferry Services for the incident, with President Uhuru Kenyatta cracking the whip by firing all the board members.