More families to sue Boeing over Ethiopian aircrash

An excavator digs the site of the March 10th Ethiopian airlines crash in Bishoftu .3 More families are set to sue manufacturer Boeing over the crash PHOTO COURTESY

Three more families have announced plans to sue aircraft manufacturer Boeing over the March 10th Bishoftu aircrash that claimed 157 lives.

The families include the family of late victim George Kubau and the families of two American victims who their lawyers declined to name.

36 Kenyans,four who were holding dual nationalities and 8 Americans perished in the crash.

In a media briefing in Nairobi the families lawyers Naaman Hussain and Chege Njoroge said that they are not ready for any form of out of court settlement on the matter insisting that the case has already been instituted before an Illinois Federal court in In the United states already scheduled as from the 15th of this month.

Kenyan families of crash victims seeking Sh 1B payout from Boeing

“Our goal with these lawsuits is to obtain answers for our grieving clients and hold those accountable for creating this tragedy.”Hussain said

The lawyers complained that the Boeing CEO and the company as a whole gave a leeway for the planes to operate despite the fact that some jets allegedly had some hitches.

“Once again corporate greed has prioritized profits over safety with tragic consequences for the public.”Hussain said.

Already, another lawsuit is being prepared by a team of Kenyan and American Lawyers to represent 8 Kenyan families who are set to sue the manufacturer over what they term as loss of life due to negligence and breach of legal duty.

According to their lawyer Irungu Kangata who spoke to Baraka FM last week, the lawyers who have offered legal assistance to the families of the victims will be demanding compensation of 1 billion shillings for every victim who perished.

Already similar lawsuits by the families of Rwandese victim Jackson Musoni and American victim Samya Sumo have been filed at the US Federal court in Chicago.