Kenyan family who lost kin in Ethiopian Airline crash sues Boeing in USA, lawyer says company "prioritised profits over safety’"

Author: Business Daily (Kenya), Published on: 23 April 2019

"Kenyan family sues Boeing for ‘putting profits first’"

A Kenyan family that lost kin in Ethiopian Airline crash has filed a suit against American aviation giant Boeing for allegedly prioritising profits at the expense of passengers’ safety. Through US-based aviation law and personal injury firm, Husain Law & Associates, the family accuses Boeing of being a “reckless example” of a company fixated with increasing sales while disregarded safety concerns. Husain Law has filed the suit in conjunction with Nairobi-based Lesinko Njoroge & Gathogo Advocates and Kabau & Associates Advocates.

The family lost their kin, George Kabau, a 29-year-old electrical engineer who was working with General Electric until the fatal crash in Ethiopia that claimed 157 lives last month. The suit has been filed in US Federal court in Illinois State. “Once again, corporate greed has prioritised profits over safety with tragic consequences for the public. Our goal with these lawsuit is to obtain answers for our grieving clients and hold those accountable for creating this tragedy,” said attorney Nomaan Husain who has spent over 20 years handling aviation-related cases.

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