The bodies of Mariam Kighenda and her four-year-old daughter, Amanda Mutheu are yet to be recovered after their car plunged into the ocean a week ago.

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Mariam's eldest son, Elvin who is aged nine was informed about the death of his mother and sister on Friday. He has since been devastated.

According to Elvin's father John Wambua who spoke with the Standard on Sunday from his Tudor home, Mombasa County, he said his son has been crying all the time, especially when he sets his eyes on the photos of his mother and sister.

“I broke the news to my son on Friday and since then it has been tough for him. It is a healing process,” said Wambua.

Elvin was on Sunday counselled.

Divers from different agencies led by the Kenya Navy have camped at the Likoni Ferry channel since last Sunday when the accident occurred but are yet to retrieve the two bodies.

Technology has also been in use during the rescue operation, which includes the use of underwater robots, but still, the bodies and car could not be located. It was said the robots installed with 360 degrees cameras were not able to take clear pictures due to poor visibility and high speed of currents.