Hiring foreign divers for Likoni ferry victims wrong, says Senator Mwaura


Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura has opposed the government’s move to seek foreign help to retrieve bodies of the Likoni Channel tragedy victims, saying Kenya has enough manpower to carry out the exercise.
Speaking during an interview with a local Station on Monday, Mwaura said it is shameful for the government to seek help from abroad when we have the Kenya Navy and other experts on the ground with the capability to retrieve the bodies.
“The fact that eight days later, we are still unable to retrieve the bodies of Mariam and Amanda is unacceptable. Having politicians that are celebrities is the worst thing as a country,” he said.
“We cannot allow foreigners to come in and expose our shame, we should not glorify foreigners,” he added.
Mathare MP Anthony Alouch accused the Kenya Navy of lack of preparedness and failing the country. He questioned why the Navy often showcases sophisticated weapons yet it cannot recover two bodies and a vehicle from the ocean floor.
“The Likoni ferry accident is a clear indication of how we are not prepared to deal with emergencies as a country. During public holidays, the navy is constantly showing equipment’s they have and what they can do and is saddening for them to be exposed in this way,” he said.


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