Ethiopian Airlines crash victim named as 55 year old dual UK and Kenyan national

Joseph Waithaka
55-year-old dual British and Kenyan national Joseph Waithaka has been identified as one of the victims in the Ethiopian Airline crash. Photo: Ben Kuria

The second British victim of the Ethiopian Airlines crash has been named as Joseph Waithaka who had dual Kenyan and British citizenship.

The son of the 55-year-old, who lived in Hull for a decade before moving back to his native Kenya in 2015, told the Hull Daily Mail that his father had died in the crash.

Ben Kuria, who lives in London, said his father had worked for the Probation Service, adding: “He helped so many people in Hull who had found themselves on the wrong side of the law.”

Father of three Mr Waithaka was described as a “generous” man who “loved justice” by his son Ben.

Joanna Toole was earlier named as one of the British plane crash victims by Manuel Barange, the director of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations fisheries and aquaculture department. In total, seven Britons and Irish national Michael Ryan were on board the doomed flight.

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