A family in Kenya will be receiving a whopping sh 335 million in compensation following a tragic accident that happened more than a year ago involving an Ethiopian Airline.
The airplane Boeing crashed back in March 2019 leaving 157 persons on board dead among them 32 Kenyans, what triggered a litany of suits against the Boeing Company which is now expected to settle a staggering sh 111 billion to the victims.
The law suits were specifically filed in the US Federal Court in Chicago seeking victims’ compensation from the giant US airline maker The Boeing.
The amount will however not be a burden to the Boeing Company as most of these settlements will be squared by their insurance firms.
Lawyer Manuel Von Ribbeck from Ribbeck Law Chartered and who is representing the victims noted that the Kenyan family deserved this sigh of relief after years of litigation and agony.
“We are hopeful that Boeing will change the way they operate to avoid losing innocent lives again,” Botha of Ribbeck Law Chartered noted thorugh a statement.
Supporting his sentiments was Deona Botha who mentioned that the airliner must learn to cater for passengers’ safety in future.
The flight registration No. ET302 which was going to Nairobi Kenya caused an accident on March 10 last year after it had just taken off from Addis Ababa capital of Ethiopia.
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