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Kamau: Kenya can't hasten compensation for Ethiopia crash - 3 months ago, 22 Mar 00:13

Moses Michira

Kenya cannot speed up the compensation process for victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash because it is guided by international standards, grieving families have been told.

Government officials told relatives of the 36 victims that the matter rested with the Airline whose Flight ET302 crashed on March 10, killing all 157 people on board.

The officials also told the grieving relatives that the six-month window given by the Ethiopian authorities to identify the remains of the crash victims would not be enough.

The relatives had congregated in Nairobi in the first such meeting where they sought answers from the State regarding the accident, including compensation and finding closure for the dead.

Their requests on whether they could erect a monument to remember the dead, or if they could hire lawyers to handle the matter were politely but firmly rejected.

But Government officials, who included counsellors, promised to help them ...
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