A Kenyan man is in deep pain after losing five members of his family in the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines’ crash which occurred on Sunday, March 10.
Among those who lost their lives were 32 Kenyans who were aboard the ill-fated Boeing 737 aircraft which crashed a few minutes after taking off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.
John Karanja lost his wife, Anne Wangoi, daughter Caroline Nduta, and three grandsons among them Kelly and Ruby in the accident which left 157 dead.
According to him, his pain was so intense and that though he was unable to question God at that moment, his creator would have to explain it at the end of time.
”I am not even able to tell you what kind of a wife she was. She was not only a wife, she was a friend to the entire family, a mentor and a very supportive person. She has helped me a lot and the only gift I could give to her was to go and visit our daughter for three months because I had never taken her out.
I don’t know what will happen or who I will question. People say it is God’s will, one day I will go and see God and he will have to explain to me why he took the family like, but now I have nothing to say,” he added.
Since news of the air tragedy broke, family members of the victims have been gathering at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to get the lasted updates on the fate of their kin.
Also killed in the crash were 18 Canadians, 6 Egyptians, 9 Ethiopians, 7 French nationals, 8 Americans, 8 Italians, 8 Chinese and 7 Britons.