The Kenyans who died in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

Monday March 11 2019

Mr Jonathan Seex pictured on March 22, 2018

Mr Jonathan Seex pictured on March 22, 2018 when he launched the Tamarind Tree Hotel off Lang’ata Road. Mr Seex was the CEO of Tamarind Group which operations a chain of high-end hotels. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NATION MEDIA GROUP  

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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.

Prof Agnes Kathumbi, a lecturer at the Kenyatta

Prof Agnes Kathumbi, a lecturer at the Kenyatta University, is among the 157 people who died at the plane crash at Bishoftu on Sunday, March 11, 2019. PHOTO | COURTESY

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.

Mr Lahoti Vaibhav, was a pilot of Saudi Arabian

Mr Lahoti Vaibhav, was a pilot of Saudi Arabian Airlines, according to information on his LinkedIn profile. He is an alumni of Oshwal High School and Birla Institute of Technology. PHOTO | COURTESY

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

Mr Anthony Wanjohi Ngare. Mr Ngare, a

Mr Anthony Wanjohi Ngare. Mr Ngare, a journalist who previously worked at the Standard Media Group, died in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on March 10, 2019. PHOTO | COURTESY

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.

Mr Jonathan Seex on March 22, 2018 when he

Mr Jonathan Seex on March 22, 2018 when he launched the Tamarind Tree Hotel off Lang’ata Road. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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

Dr Isaac Minae Mwangi. He was an educational

Dr Isaac Minae Mwangi. He was an educational technology lecturer at the Kenyatta University. PHOTO | COURTESY

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.

Ms Isabella Beryl Achie Jaboma. She was

Ms Isabella Beryl Achie Jaboma. She was attending a health conference in Egypt and worked for an NGO that promotes cancer treatment for children. She hails from Homa Bay town. PHOTO | COURTESY

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.

Dr Grace Kariuki Murugi. This image was shared

Dr Grace Kariuki Murugi. This image was shared by Kirinyaga Rising Facebook page and Nation reporter based in Kirinyaga George Munene confirmed its authenticity. PHOTO | COURTESY

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.

Ms Florence Wwangari Yongi. Ms Yongi was a

Ms Florence Wwangari Yongi. Ms Yongi was a Catholi nun. She was travelling home from Kisangani, Congo where she worked as a missionary for three-and-half years. PHOTO | COURTESY

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.



Ms Juliet Otieno. PHOTO | COURTESY

Ms Juliet Otieno. PHOTO | COURTESY

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.

Ms Anne Wanjiku picture here with two of her children Ryan Njuguna Njoroge and Kelly Paul were travelling back to Kenya from Canada.

Ms Wanjiku's mother, Ms Karanja, had visited them in Canada and the family decided to travel home together.

They all died together, including Ms Wanjiku's last born Ruby Paul.

Ms Carolyne Nduta Karanja and her children Ryan

Ms Carolyne Nduta Karanja and her children Ryan (7) and Kelly (5). They all died in the plane crash. PHOTO | COURTESY

15. Ryan Njoroge Njuguna.

16. Ms Ann Wangui Karanja. Ms Karanja died together with her daughter Carolyne and grandchildren Ryan, Kelly and Ruby.

She had been staying with them in Canada for almost a year where she was helping out nurse her daughter's newborn Ruby.



Ms Anne Wangui Karanja. PHOTO | COURTESY

Ms Anne Wangui Karanja. PHOTO | COURTESY

17. Mr Bernard Mutua.

18. Mr Ibrahim Mohamed Abdulahi.

Mr Abdulahi, who works in the Middle East, was travelling home for his holiday.

His family said he usually visits in February but had delayed this year to clear backlog at his workplace.



Mr Abdullahi Mohammed. PHOTO | COURTESY

Mr Abdullahi Mohammed. PHOTO | COURTESY

19. Ms Julia Mwashi.

20. Mrs Anne Bogoi Birundu.



Ms Anne Mogoi Birundi. PHOTO | COURTESY

Ms Anne Mogoi Birundi. PHOTO | COURTESY

1. Mr Cedric Asiavugwa. Mr Asiavugwa was a third-year law student at the prestigious Georgetown University in the US.

He was travelling to Meru to attend the funeral of his mother-in-law.

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

Mr Asiavugu was a law student at an American

Mr Asiavugu was a law student at an American university and was travelling to Meru County to attend funeral of his mother-in-law. PHOTO | COURTESY

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.

A couple, Mr Jared Babu Mwazo and Mercy Ngami

A couple, Mr Jared Babu Mwazo and Mercy Ngami Ndivo, died in the Ethiopian plane crash. This image was posted on Twitter by Ms Lydia Wangechi @Lydia_Wangwang. PHOTO | COURTESY

23. Mrs Helen Waithira Ebewele.

24. Mr George Kabau.

25. Mr Swaleh Mtetu Hussein.



Hussein Swaleh. PHOTO | COURTESY

Hussein Swaleh. PHOTO | COURTESY

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

A couple, Mr Jared Babu Mwazo and Mercy Ngami

A couple, Mr Jared Babu Mwazo and Mercy Ngami Ndivo, died in the Ethiopian plane crash. This image was posted on Twitter by Ms Lydia Wangechi @Lydia_Wangwang. PHOTO | COURTESY

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.

Mr Joseph Waithaka. Mr Waithaka was a

Mr Joseph Waithaka. Mr Waithaka was a Kenyan-British dual national. PHOTO | COURTESY

29. Ms Anne Mukoi Musyoki.

30. Mr Benson Maina Gathu.

31. Mr Rogony Kipngetich.



Mr Cosmas Rogony. PHOTO | COURTESY

Mr Cosmas Rogony. PHOTO | COURTESY

32. Mr George Gikonyo Kabugi.



Mr George Kabugi. PHOTO | COURTESY

Mr George Kabugi. PHOTO | COURTESY