Update: New discovery shows 36 Kenyans, not 32 as reported earlier died in Ethiopian Airlines’ plane crash 


At total of 36 Kenyans perished in the ill-fated Sunday, March 10, Boeing 737-800 MAX plane crash belonging to Ethiopian Airline and not 32 as earlier stated.

According to Kenyan envoy to Ethiopia Catherine Kamau, the four had dual citizenships and were traveling using passports of their second countries where they were also citizens.

According to CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Tewolde Gebremariam who spoke to BBC last week, most of the bodies were reduced to ashes by the intense heat and impact after the crash and therefore families have nothing to bury.

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Last week on Thursday, relatives of the dead stormed out of a meeting with Ethiopian Airlines staff in the Skylight Hotel near Bole International Airport. Many accused the airline and government of lacking transparency.

The angry family members left the meeting at the hotel, saying that they are frustrated by a lack of answers to their questions.

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The crash, which occurred six minutes after takeoff Sunday, was the second involving a Max 8 plane in just five months. And airline pilots on at least two U.S. flights have reported that an automated system seemed to cause their planes to tilt down suddenly.