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VIDEO: How the Likoni tragedy car was removed from the Ocean

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Kenyan media is reporting that the bodies of a woman and her daughter who drowned at the Likoni Channel 13 days ago have been recovered.

According to Daily Nation, the bodies of Mariam Kighenda, 35, and Amanda Mutheu, 4, were pulled from the Indian Ocean on Friday afternoon.

The vehicle, which the victims were in when it slipped off MV Harambee on September 29, was found following efforts by a multi-agency team.

This was the order of events Friday:

Hundreds of Kenyans gathered at the shores of the Indian Ocean in Likoni Friday morning to witness the retrieval of a vehicle that plunged into the Indian Ocean 13 days ago.

Onlookers caused chaos in the ferries as they refused to alight from the vessels at the Likoni Channel.

Those who spoke to Nation said they are curious and want to witness as the multi-agency team retrieves the vehicle that sunk with a woman and her daughter in it.

“I cannot stay home and watch from the media or listen to what people are saying, I have to watch how the vehicle will be removed,” said Faith Kwamboka, who has camped at the Likoni Channel fro two days now.

 

 

Shadrack Katila, another witness, said he was making endless trips on the ferry because he wants to watch a glimpse of what is happening.

He added that he was safe in ferry, because on the ground, police were were dispersing crowds.

On Friday morning, security was beefed up at the channel.

A ferry official told Nation that idlers on the ferry will be forcibly ejected.

“We have asked police officers to help control the crowd for us, because a slight commotion of such huge number of people can cause can be fatal,” he said.

The government announced Friday that the retrieval process will not interfere with ferry services.

 

9.11am – Government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna briefs the media about the process that began at 7.30am. He says he is hopeful the process will be completed before Friday ends.

10.00am – Normal ferry services at the Likoni Channel continue. A number of ships also enter and exit the port. The ferries avoid the spot where the operations were taking place.

11.20am – Two divers from the SubSeas company who participated in the operation come out of the water.

11.40am – Kenya Red Cross prepares  three body bags as completion of retrieval exercise is anticipated.

12.00pm –  A section of close relatives including Ms Kighenda’s husband are allowed into the Mbaraki Wharf. They had earlier been asked to stay away from the scene after chaos erupted yesterday when the family together with some civil society groups demanded answers from the government.

12.30pm – A huge crane from Southern Engineering Company (SECO) arrive at the scene. It is suspected to be the one which will lift the body from the shore.

12.30pm – Mombasa County Transport and Infrastructure CEC Tawfiq  Balala arrived to condole with the husband of Ms Kighenda.

12.40pm – KFS staff arrived with a bouquet of red flowers, stores them

12.45pm – Engineers at the pontoon tie a rope in the crane suspected to be hooker to the vehicle under the water.

13.10pm – Tug boats start pulling the vehicle towards the shore.

2.30pm – Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and Mvita MP Abdulswamad Sherrif arrive at Mbaraki Wharf.

4.00pm – The vehicle is pulled out from the water.

 


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Maradona dies at 60 following a heart attack

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Argentina legend Diego Maradona died on Wednesday at the he age of 60 following a heart attack. According to ESPN, Matias Morla, Maradona’s longtime agent, confirmed the news to of his demise.

He suffered a heart attack at his home in the outskirts of Buenos Aires on Wednesday, according to Argentine media as well as several acquaintances of the former player.

Maradona had recently battled health issues, even undergoing emergency surgery for a subdural hematoma several weeks ago.

Following his death, a statement from the Argentina Football Association read: “The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest pain at the death of our legend, Diego Armando Maradona. You’ll always be in our hearts.”

He was one of the most recognisable people in the world.

Maradona, who was born in 1960, captained Argentina to World Cup 1986 glory as well as reaching the final in 1990. At the height of his club career, at Napoli from 1984 to 1991, he helped the side win its only two Italian league titles. le people in the world.

According to ESPN, in 2004, he was hospitalised with severe heart and respiratory problems related to a long battle with drug addiction.

Major news agencies report that he had undergone two gastric bypass operations to control his weight and received treatment for alcohol abuse.

Maradona is survived by his wife, Veronica Ojeda, two daughters, two sons, and his former wife, Claudia Villafane.


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Janet Mbugua shares her Covid-19 scare

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Media personality Janet Mbugua has shared the tale of the time she faced a scare as thought she had contracted Covid-19 last month.

In a video she shared on Instagram, the former Citizen tv news anchor said she experienced Covid-19 symptoms which escalated quite quickly.

The video shows her being taken through the nasal swab test for Covid-19, which is known to very uncomfortable.

Luckily, the result for the mother of two came back negative.

Janet Mbugua said that her scary experience motivated her to fight the fear and stigma related to Coronavirus, and will use her platform to advocate for a vaccine.

This comes as Covid-19 cases continue to rise sharply in Kenya amid a rush by various pharmaceutical companies globally to come up with an effective vaccine.

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How I made my first million

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At what age did you make your first million? 

I was 19.

How did you make it? 

I was running a creative design and printing agency. I bid for and won an order to design and print marketing materials for a global NGO which has offices in Kenya.

How did you spend or invest it? 

I re-invested most of it into the business by buying more machinery to reduce costs associated with outsourcing. I also set up a new business with a friend – a movie shop in Nairobi CBD.

The biggest money mistake you have ever made? 

Setting up the movie shop was the greatest money mistake – but I picked up two of the greatest business lessons. One, to never divest too early, and only invest in a business you understand well.

What is the best investment you have ever made?

 I would say investing in myself and in my exposure through travel. Travel has made me see endless possibilities for innovating new products, business models and solutions in the African market. A combination of the international exposure and strong local market understanding is priceless.

What is the worst purchase you have ever made? 

The movie shop. I bought a ready business that I did not understand and it went crumbling down. We eventually closed it a few months later.

If you had a spare million or two, where would you invest it right now?

I would invest it in my current business – a software technology company. This is because I believe the business has potential to become a great success.

What is the biggest money lesson you have learnt about growing it and making it work for you? 

Initially, we all have to work for money. However, I have learnt that the wealthy person has learnt how to make money work for them, through consistently investing what one earns.

Where do you learn about finances? 

I read a lot of books about real success stories from entrepreneurs because I believe entrepreneurship is a great way to create wealth, while creating value in the society. I also stay curious to learn about different investment vehicles because I know I shouldn’t put all my eggs in one basket.

Any financial myths you think should be busted? 

Money is not the root of all evil; greed may be. Money is a good thing because it can create freedom and prosperity, if well spent.

What two personal finance rules do you follow? 

Live within your means; and work to make money as a tool to accomplish real goals. Real goals are not just about making “enough” money, because it is almost impossible to define “enough.”

Investing or saving…Which one carries more weight?

Investing. However, they go hand to hand as saving to invest is acceptable.

One can get rich easily… but how does one stay rich? 

By constantly making calculated investment risks, and always striving to be wealthy, not rich.


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