Uhuru, Raila lead Kenyans in mourning victims of Ethiopian Airlines crash

157 people aboard died!

Uhuru, Raila lead Kenyans in mourning victims of Ethiopian Airlines crash

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition Chief Raila Odinga have led Kenyans in mourning victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash.

Through their official Twitter accounts, the two leaders said that they were saddened by news of the crash and that they would remember families of the victims in prayers.

We are saddened by the news of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger aircraft that is reported to have crashed 6 minutes after takeoff en route to Kenya. My prayers go to all the families and associates of those on board,” tweeted President Uhuru.

My deeply felt condolences to the people of Ethiopia following the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines plane. My prayers are with the families and relatives of victims. To fellow Kenyans who have lost loved ones in the horrible #ET302 crash, may God grant you the strength to bear and cope with the loss. We share your pain and are with you in prayers,” tweeted Odinga.

157 dead

This comes hours after Ethiopian Airlines confirmed that all the 149 passengers on board ET302 and 8 cabin crew had all died.

According to a report by Ethiopia’s State Broadcaster FANA Broadcasting Corporation the airplane had passengers from 34 different nationalities and no one survived the crash.

The Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed a few minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa enroute to Nairobi.


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