The search for the missing bodies in Likoni channel intensified on Wednesday, 10 days after a mother and her daughter drowned into Indian Ocean.

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Kenya Navy on Tuesday evening promised to leave nothing unturned, adding that there were hopes of recovering the bodies.

On Monday the Likoni Ferry Channel was declared military zone to facilitate swift search of bodies of Mariam Kighenda and her 4-year-old daughter, Amanda Mutheu, which have been under the water since last Sunday when their car slid from MV Harambee which was moving from Likoni mainland to Mombasa Island and plunged into the Indian Ocean.

Civilians and even the media who were camping at the scene were asked to vacate the place and only rely on Kenya Navy's briefing, which has since been limited to one briefing per day, that is the evening after the search.

Navy Commander Major General Franklin Mghalu during his last briefing said that search operations have been narrowed to 300 meters radius.

"In that localities that we think might give us a pay off there is mud layer of 1.5 meters, and there is also signs of disturbance, that area shows signs of disturbance by an artificial object that is not common in the seabed," General Franklin Mghalu.

He added that they were to analyse pictures taken and will brief the media in the next session, which is Wednesday evening.

Kenya Ferry Services on Wednesday morning revealed they have narrowed down their search to key areas.

"The recovery operation continues today. The operation is expected to narrow down to cover a distance of 1.2 km radius of the primary search area.#likoniferrytragedy #likoniferry @PSSDTransport @EstherKoimett @Kenya_Ports @kmakenya @transportKE@maritimeKE," read latest tweet from Kenya Ferry.