The representative of Aviation consumer advocates Giraldi and Keese Company of United States of America (USA) Ms Esther Ngotho has revealed that the law firm is keen on offering subsidized legal services to families of the victims who perished in the Ethiopian airline crash.
Addressing media in Nakuru on Sunday, Ms Ngotho said this will aid in enabling them to find justice.
The firm has already approached two families in Nakuru with a view of helping them find legal recourse that she says is bound to be elusive.
“As a law firm, we are keen on offering subsidized legal services to families of the victims who perished in the Ethiopian airline crash. This will aid in enabling them to find justice” said Ms Ngotho.
Nakuru County was also hit with the tragedy with John Quindos Karanja losing his wife, three children and his nine-year-old granddaughter he had not met before. All of them were passengers on the ill-fated Boeing 737 Max that had crushed that morning killing all 157 people on board.
In the aftermath of the Ethiopian Airline tragedy, 36 other Kenyans had died in the aviation accident that authorities have attributed to remiss on the part of Boeing and a weak air safety regulatory framework worldwide.
Quindos is now among families building lawsuits of the wrongful death of their persons against Ethiopian airlines but of particular concern is who the families should court in the quest for justice for their relatives who were on board the aeroplane.
It is for this reason that the Kenyan family and a law firm based in the United States of America is keen to offer subsidized legal services to families of the Kenyan victims to enable them to find timely justice.
Esther Wanjiku Ngotho and Aviation consumer advocates Gerarldi and Keese lawyers say most affected families may not be able to meet high legal costs pertaining the landmark litigation against the world`s largest aviation corporation.
In its subsidized lawsuit against Boeing, the family whose son works with the law firm seeks to engage a consortium of lawyers to establish criminal culpability of the airline in the crash near Bishoftu, South East of Addis Ababa.
“The law firm will be seeking answers to what was reported to have been inherent flaws in the construction of the jet to which aviation analysts ascribe the crash,” she said.