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List of all 32 Kenyans killed in grisly Ethiopian Airlines crash released



As the world is still trying to come to terms with Sunday’s tragic aircraft accident, it turned out that Kenya was the hardest hit as 32 locals were on board the aircraft. On Monday, all the mes of those on board were released.

This as China ordered domestic airlines to suspend commercial operation of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, citing the Ethiopian Airlines crash and another deadly accident of that same model in Indonesia.

The factory delivered its first MAX 8 plane to Air China in December. The planes are assembled in Renton, Washington state, and taken to Zhoushan to finish the interior work, according to Boeing.

Below is the official list of the 32 Kenyans who perished:

1. Kamau Jane Njeri (Miss)

2. Mwangi Isaac Minae

3. Konarska Stella Osebe (Mrs)

4. Kariuki Grace Murugi (DR)

5. Mohammed Siitabdallah (Mr)

6. Gathumbi Agnes Mary Wangari

7. Yongi Florence Wangari (Mrs)

8. Kageche George Mukua

9. Karanja Caroline N

10. Njuguna Ryan Njoroge

11. Abdulhai Ibrahim Mohammed

12. Karanja Ann Wangui

13. Mutua Bernard Mr

14. Jaboma Isabella Beryl Achie

15. Mwashi Julia (Ms)

16. Birundu Anne Mogoi (Mrs)

17. Ndivo Mercy Ngami (Ms)

18. Ebewele Hellen Waithara (Mrs)

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19. Asiavugwa Cedric

20. Kamau George

21. Hussein Swaleh Mtetu

22. Mwazo Jared Babu

23. Odero Immaculate Achieng

24. Waithaka Joseph (Mr)

25. Otieno Juliet Murundu

26. Ngare Anthony Wanjohi

27. Seex Jonathan

28. Lahoti Vaibhav

29. Musyoki Anne Mukoi

30. Gathu Benson Maina

31.Kipngetich Rongony

32. Kabugi George Gikonyo

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Plane with 17 passengers on board crashes in DRC



A passenger plane with about 17 passengers on board crashed on Sunday in the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, killing several people, the provincial governor’s office said.

The plane, operated by the local company Busy Bee, crashed during takeoff for a flight to the city of Beni, North Kivu Governor Carly Nzanzu Kasivita’s office said in a statement.

The number of fatalities was not yet clear.Busy Bee was not available for comment.Air accidents are relatively frequent in Congo because of lax safety standards and poor maintenance. \All Congolese commercial carriers, including Busy Bee, are banned from operating in the European Union.

A cargo plane departing from the same airport crashed an hour after take-off in October, killing all eight passengers.

By Standard

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Why school kept news of student’s family members’ death a secret for 22 days



A school in Tanzania decided not to inform a 16-year-old girl that her entire family of five had been wiped out by flash floods last month to enable her complete her examinations.

Anna Zambi’s parents and siblings were on their way to visit her in school for prayer day ahead of her final secondary school examinations when they met their death.


A private car in which they were travelling in was swept away in floods following incessant rains in Handeni District, Tanga Region.

According Tanzanian daily, The Citizen, the school chose to keep the tragic incident a secret to enable Zambi complete her exams in peace.

The incident happened just two days before the start of the examinations.

The head teacher of Mother Teresa of Calcuta Girls Secondary School revealed how he managed to ensure the student was kept in the dark over the tragedy that took the lives of her parents and three other siblings on October 26.


In breaking communication at the school, he said, all students were no longer allowed to watch TV on the pretext that it was examination time and that they must always be busy with their books.

On Monday, almost a month after the incident, she traveled back home to be with her family after finishing the exams, only to learn that her parents and siblings were no more.

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It was not until Saturday, November 16, when a wave of grief and deep sorrow rolled through relatives and mourners who had gathered for hours to receive Zambi and take her to the graveyards of her parents and three siblings.

At the same time, the Tanzanian government has pledged to support the bereaved teenager, saying that it would pay for her psychological rehabilitation and education.


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Invitation to the African Girls Hope Foundation Annual Gala happening this Saturday in Atlanta




African Girls Hope Foundation (AGHF) annual Gala is happening this Saturday at the Kenyan American Community Church in Marietta, Georgia, USA. AGHF  is a non-profit founded by Grace Faraja, a former refugee from the 1990s civil war that ravaged the DRC. She started the foundation to help educate girls in rural Congo caught in the ongoing civil unrest, poverty and disease.

As a former beneficiary of a full scholarship that changed her life, Grace believes providing an education to orphaned and less privileged girls can open a world of opportunities to them and help then end the cycle of poverty and early marriages.

This year, AGHF’s aim is to provide full-year scholarships to 120 girls at a cost of $29 per month per girl. We are seeking your help to raise funds to meet the overall goal of $34,000 for the year 2019-2020.

We ask you to help us meet this goal by donating on our website at

We prayerfully desire to support the education of 120 girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya. With hope that God will open doors to other African countries in the near future. We have partnered with a local pastor running a school in the village of Mulenge in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Our partner has identified numerous girls in the village who are orphans of father and mother. Girls selected as AGHF beneficiaries are 65% of orphans of both parents.

Atlanta residents, please join us for our Annual Fundraising Gala dinner, to be held on November 9th at the Kenyan American Community Church KICC in Marietta, Georgia. Dinner and parking will be provided.

Below are some of the girls who need our help:


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