A list of the 32 Kenyans who died in the Ethiopia airlines plane crash ET 301, has been made public.
The list has been widely circulated as families try to come to terms with the tragic crash.
The jet which was Nairobi-bound, crashed six minutes after take off.
The Ethiopian Airlines Corporate Communications Director Asrat Begashaw said there were 33 nationalities on board, and the airline is due to hold a press conference shortly.
The Boeing 737 passenger jet, which was new, is said to have had 149 passengers with eight crew on board.
The airline, in a statement, said the plane left Addis Ababa before the accident at Bishoftu.
“The aircraft B-737-800MAX with registration number ET-AVJ, took off at 8.38am local time from Addis Ababa, Bole International Airport, and lost contact at 8.44am,” the airline said in a statement.
“At this time, search and rescue operations are in progress and we have no confirmed information about survivors or any possible casualties.”