The family of a Ugandan Police Commissioner Christine Alalo, who perished in a plane crash on March 10, is suing aerospace company Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines for negligence.
Alalo was among the 157 passengers and crew who perished when Boeing 737 Max8 owned by Ethiopian Airlines crashed shortly after takeoff from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. She was travelling from Italy to Mogadishu, where she had been posted for service under the African Mission in Somalia.
The remains of Alalo and those of other crash victims are yet to be handed over the family for burial.
But speaking during a memorial service at Alalo’s ancestral home in Acut Village, Kalaki sub-county, in Kaberamaido district at the weekend, James Okello, her brother, said they have already hired a lawyer in the US to file a suit against Boeing.
“We are told 15,000 small pieces of human bones were recovered at the scene, and we have to take a year for DNA results and may have bones of our sister interred at home,” Mr Okello said.