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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,8TH JUNE 2018-Families of the 10 victims who died in the Aberdare ranges plane crash have begun identifying bodies of their loved ones at the lee funeral home in Nairobi.
The relatives have however urged for speedy investigations to establish what caused the accident .
Turkana Deputy County Commissioner Eric Wafula Wanyonyi who lost his son Robinson Wafula in the tragedy says a thorough probe should be carried out to establish whether the accident could have been avoided.
“I am shocked and overwhelmed by grief,” he told journalists at the Lee Funeral home, where he has joined other relatives to identify their loved ones.
His sentiments were echoed by the rest of the families
“We have confidence that we shall get a true picture of what really transpired. We have to be patient,” he said.
His son was a father of a five year old son and husband to Cynthia Wafula.
“He was a businessman, humble, well educated and focused,” Wanyonyi said of his late son.
Families only knew the fate of their relatives on Thursday, 48 hours after the plane went off radar.
The family members have been undergoing counselling ahead of viewing and identification of the bodies.
The National Disaster Management Unit says there may be no need for DNA sampling since the bodies can easily identified.
The ill-fated FlySax plane was destined for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi from Kitale.The aircraft was meant to land at Wilson airport but was diverted to JKIA due to bad weather.