An air hostess with Qatar Airways who had boarded the ill-fated Ethiopian plane that crashed recently penned an emotional message to her friends across the world through her polish husband.
Mrs Stella Osebe Konarski, who had travelled with her son Adams Mbicha Konarski, wrote a distress message when the plane had developed mechanical challenges barely five minutes after takeoff from Bole International Airport.
And her husband, Pawel Konarski, took to her wife's Facebook account, Stella Adam, to formally update to the world what her wife had wished them before dying.
To all my friends"This will be my last message to all of you, it's hard to say goodbye. I still can't believe I'm no longer with you in this world only God knows why this happened to me and my beloved son Adam Mbicha Konarski," she stated.
She added: "I was always trying through all my life to be a very honest person with a positive spirit and smile every day I'm sure I made it. I'm really grateful to my family for your support through all my life I would like to say thanks to all my friends from all over the world Kenya, Dubai, Qatar, Poland, Saudi Arabia - your friendship meant a lot to me and to my family too you where giving us smile and happiness every day, thanks for being there for us."
The air hostess from Kisii, South Mugirango, a cousin to former MP Omingo Magara, however, seemed to believe in life after death, wishing all her friends all the best, adding that she was optimistic that she would meet them again.
"We will always be there for you Me and my Son looking from the top. We need to pray now, please stay strong because only God knows our paths and we shall meet again one day, I'm sure. With all my love your true friend, sister and daughter Stella Mbicha Konarska," she concluded.
All 149 passengers and eight crew members were killed on the spot. The plane reportedly crashed just six minutes after takeoff to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.
Reports from Addis Ababa indicate that the affected families may take long before they get remains of the deceased persons for burial, citing complex DNA testing process.
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