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MP urges state to compensate families of Ethiopian plane crash victims

Benard Ramoka
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An Ethiopian Airline plane. [Source/mediaroom.com]

Makueni MP Daniel Maanzo now wants the Ethiopian Government and Airlines to compensate families of the victims who perished in the Sunday plane crash.

Speaking on Citizen TV Breakfast show on Monday, Maanzo said the families need support as they come to terms with losing their loved ones.

He observed that since the crash happened in Ethiopia and involved Ethiopian Airlines, the government should take responsibility and help the families.

“We hope that the Ethiopian government will move with speed and help families who lost their loved ones in the horror crash,” Maanzo said.

Maanzo equally asked the Kenyan government to offer support to the families of the 32 victims who perished.

“The families need a lot of support both financial and psychological,’ he added.

Maanzo lauded the Kenyan government's move to dispatch a team to Ethiopia, noting that it will help in coordinating activities and gathering more details that will be of help to the families.

On Monday, Ethiopian Airline said it is ready to support the victims' families.

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane crashed six minutes after taking off from the Bole International Airport en-route to Nairobi.

A statement by the Ethiopian Airlines revealed that 149 passengers and 8 crew who were aboard the flight died.

The statement further revealed that 32 Kenyans perished in the horror crash.

The China Aviation Authorities and Ethiopian Airlines have since grounded their Boeing MAX 8 planes as investigations into the Sunday crash continue.

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