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Mariam Kighenda's husband receives Sh680K for car that sank in Indian Ocean

Car in ferry accident at Likoni channel was recovered on October 11

Husband to Mariam Kighenda, John Wambua, receives Sh682,500 insurance payout for car that sank in Indian Ocean

Mr John Wambua, husband to the late Mariam Kighenda, on Monday received a Sh682,500 cheque for the car that sank in the Indian Ocean killing his wife and their daughter Amanda Mutheu.

The payment was made by Mayfair Insurance Company, the insurer who had covered his ill-fated car, for a claim he filed on October 7, a few days before the government managed to lift the vehicle out of the sea.

The insurer had inspected the car, registration KCB 289C, at the Mbaraki Wharf moments after the bodies of its two occupants were removed by the police.


Funeral arrangements for Mariam Kighenda and Amanda Mutheu

Mr Wambua received the cheque at his home in Tudor where it was presented by Mayfair's Mombasa Manager Priya Shah.

The bereaved man also shared his frustrations following the successful retrieval of the bodies of his wife and daughter.

He revealed that the burial arrangements had been delayed due to a delay with the postmortems for the two drowned victims.

"The burial is being delayed because of the autopsy. I have been at the police station the whole day and up yo now we have not seen the government pathologist," he told reporters.


The two will be buried in Mung'ala village in Makueni County.


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