11 March 2019

Kenya: The Kenyans Who Died in Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crash

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Kenya suffered the largest number of casualties in Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines plane crash at Bishoftu just six minutes after taking off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.

Among the Kenyans who were on board the ill-fated Boeing 737-Max were a corporate chief, university lecturers, a journalist and pilot.

Kenyatta University lost two lecturers, Dr Isaac Mwangi Minae and Prof Agnes Kathumbi.

Here are photos and brief profiles of Kenyans who died in the ill-fated plane:

1. Prof Agnes Kathumbi. She was a lecturer at the Kenyatta University.

According to the Kenyatta University website, Prof Kathumbi was the director of the Centre for International Programs and Collaborations.

She was also a member of the university’s Senate, the top governing council of the college. She lectured on educational technology.

2. Lahoti Vaibhav

According to information from LinkedIn and website created for his memorial, Mr Vaibhav was a first officer at Saudi Arabian Airlines.

The plane's manifest showed he was seated near the cockpit on seat 1A.

3.Mr Anthony Wanjohi Ngare. Mr Ngare previously worked with the Standard Media Group.

4. Mr Jonathan Seex. Mr Seex was the Group CEO of Tamarind Group which operates a chain of high-end hotels in Mombasa and Nairobi, including Roast Carnivore and Tamarind Tree Hotels.

5. Dr Isaac Minae Mwangi. He was a lecturer of educational technology at the Kenyatta University.

6. Isabella Beryl Achie Jaboma. Ms Jaboma, who hails from Homa Bay County, was travelling home after attending a health conference in Egypt, her family said.

She works for an NGO that promotes treatment of cancer among children.

7. Dr Grace Kariuki Murugi. Dr Murugi was a University of Nairobi trained medical doctor having graduated in 2011.

She registered with the Medical Practitioners & Dentists Board in 2013.

Dr Murugi's photo was shared by Kirinyaga Rising Facebook page and Nation reporter based in Kirinyaga George Munene confirmed its authenticity.

8. Ms Florence Wangari Yongi. Sister Yongi was a Catholi nun and was travelling home from Kisangani, Congo where she worked as a missionary for three-and-half years.

Her father said she was coming to renew her passport.

9. Ms Juliet Murundu Otieno. Ms Otieno was a management consultant at an advisory and training firm based in Nairobi, according to her profile on the LinkedIn website.

10. Ms Stella Osebe Konarska.

11. Ms Jane Njeri Kamau.

12. Mr Siit Abdallah Mohamed.

13. Mr George Mukua Kageche.

14. Ms Carolyne N Karanja.

15. Ryan Njoroge Njuguna.

16. Ms Ann Wangui Karanja.

17. Mr Bernard Mutua.

18. Mr Ibrahim Mohamed Abdulhai.

19. Ms Julia Mwashi.

20. Mrs Anne Bogoi Birundu.

21. Mr Cedric Asiavugwa. Mr Asiavugwa was a law student at an American university and was travelling to their home in Trans Nzoia County to attend funeral of a relative.

His friends said he once fancied joining the seminary before embarking on law studies.

22. Ms Mercy Ngami Ndivo. "💔💔💔 We have lost a beautiful couple with such big hearts! RIP Jared& my dearest Mercy.

We spoke this week and planned to celebrate when you got back. Only God knows why! 😥 #EthiopianAirlines," Lydia Wangeci said on Twitter.

23. Mrs Helen Waithira Ebewele.

24. Mr George Kabau.

25. Mr Swaleh Mtetu Hussein.

26. Mr Jared Babu Mwazo. Mr Mwazo is the husband of Mercy Ndivo.

27. Ms Immaculate Achieng Odero.

28. Mr Joseph Waithaka. Mr Waithaka moved to the UK about 15 years ago but returned to Kenya in 2015.

He was returning home after visiting his family in Hull City.

29. Ms Anne Mukoi Musyoki.

30. Mr Benson Maina Gathu.

31. Mr Rogony Kipngetich.

32. Mr George Gikonyo Kabugi.

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