Former KFF Secretary General Swaleh Hussein among those who perished in Ethiopian plane crash

By Game Yetu: Sunday, March 10th 2019 at 18:10 GMT +3 | Football
Former Kenya Football Federation (KFF) Secretary General Swaleh Hussein. [Courtesy]

Former Kenya Football Federation (KFF) Secretary General Swaleh Hussein has died.

According to the Football Kenya Federation chairman Nick Mwendwa, Hussein was among
those who perished in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash.

He was the match commissioner during the CAF CL match between Ismaily and TP Mazembe in Cairo on Friday.

Thirty-two Kenyans were among the 149 passengers aboard the ill-fated plane.

President Uhuru Kenyatta condoled with the families of the victims, adding that his prayers went to all the families and associates of those on board.

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The state-owned Ethiopian Airlines had eight crew members at the time of the accident.

There were 33 different nationalities on board with two classified as ‘unknown’

In an earlier statement, the spokesman had confirmed that all 157 in flight ET302 from Mogadishu to Nairobi were dead.

Canada suffered the second highest casualties after Kenya at 18.  

Others included:  USA (8), Egypt (6), China (8), Ethiopia (9), Netherlands (5), UK (7), Russia (3), France (7), Italy (8).

Spain, Israel, Morocco and Poland suffered two casualties.

Belgium, Djibouti, Indonesia, Ireland, Mozambique, Norway, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Serbia, Togo, Uganda, Yemeni, Nepal and Nigeria each had one national in the plane.