Chinese President Xi Jinping Condoles with President Uhuru following Ethiopian Plane Crash

NAIROBI, March 11 ( Standard)--Chinese President Xi Jinping has condoled with President Uhuru Kenyatta for the loss of 32 Kenyans in yesterday's plane crash.


President Xi expressed shock after learning of the air crash that caused the death of 157 people.


"I would like to express, on behalf of the Chinese people and Chinese government as well as in my own name, our deep condolences to the unfortunate victims and our heartfelt solicitude to the bereaved families," Xi said in a letter to President Uhuru.


China also lost eight of its citizens in the crash. Following the crash China grounded all Boeing CO 737 MAX 8 over security concerns. Ethiopia also followed suit and grounded its fleet.