The remains of thirty-two Kenyans who perished in the tragic Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 plane crash on March 10, 2019 are expected in the country after seven months of waiting for the conclusion of the DNA results.
The plane which was carrying the remains landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Aiport in the morning.The family members had a brief meeting with officials at Syokimau awaiting to be handed the remains for burial.
There were 32 Kenyans among the 157 people who died in the crash on that fateful day.
On September 12, 2019 International Police through its Incident Response Team announced via their website that it had identified all the passengers.
“The INTERPOL Incident Response Team (IRT) deployed following the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines plane in March has completed its task, assisting with the successful identification of all victims of the deadly disaster,” the Interpol noted on its website.
The US-based Boeing planes manufacturer had announced that it had set aside USD2 billion as Financial Assistance Fund for assisting families of victims of the plane crash, which involves the Ethiopian Airlines crash.
the international police organisation added that the identification process involved 100 experts from 14 countries in Africa, the Americas and Europe.
“International cooperation and coordination is vital to these efforts, and this is where Interpol’s extensive experience in DVI (Disaster Victim Identification) provides significant added value to member countries when faced with a major disaster.”