Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has revealed that the Kenyan government will not be able to provide lawyers to the families of Ethiopian Airlines crash victims.
Speaking on the issue, Macharia affirmed that the families will receive legal advice from the State Law Office.
However, the CS did not explain why the government is unable to provide the necessary legal aid to the families of the 36 Kenyans who perished in the Sunday crash.
The families are required to have lawyers so that in case investigations find Boeing’s technology, equipment, or maintenance, was to blame in any way for the crash, the company would be subject to lawsuits from the victims’ families.
The Ethiopian plane crash has since been referred ass the second most devastating accident involving the Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane.
The first one, the Indonesian Lion Air Crash, which happened eight months ago, also involved the Boeing model.
Despite the planes being new, they both malfunctioned and went down minuted after takeoff.
On Thursday, the United States of America Justice Department summoned Boeing officials over safety and certification procedures of 737 Max planes.
According to International Media Outlets, the summon is part of investigations into Boeing’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification.
Prosecutors are reported to have written to Boeing a day after Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao asked the agency to look into the aircraft’s certification.
Following the crash, several countries grounded their Boeing 737 Max planes including Argentina (Aerolíneas Argentinas), Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil (GOL Linhas Aéreas), Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Ethiopia, EASA member states, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico (Aeromexico), Mongolia (MIAT Mongolian Airlines), Morocco (Royal Air Maroc), Netherlands, Norway (Norwegian), Oman, Poland, Singapore, South Africa (Comair), South Korea (Eastar Jet), Turkey, United Kingdom (TUI Airways) and United States.