Mombasa Ferry Tragedy Husband Recalls Wife Last Words

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At 6.15pm, Mr John Wambua spoke to his wife Mariam Kighenda who told him she had driven into the ferry.

Kighenda, 35, and her last born daughter Amanda Mutheu, 4, were from their family farm in Msambweni, Kwale County.

“My wife had gone to get vegetables as she does on weekends. She called when she drove to the ferry and I knew she would be home soon,” a tearful Mr Wambua said Monday.

Minutes later, he saw the news on social media. “I immediately attempted to call her to no avail,” he said.

Mr Wambua left the house and headed to Likoni ferry police station where he confirmed that his wife of 13 years and daughter had drowned.

“I am broken. Where do I start?” he said before breaking down.