- Title: Family honours dream of son lost in Ethiopia plane crash
- Date: 9th March 2020
- Summary: NAIROBI, KENYA (MARCH 7, 2020) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) FATHER TO CRASH VICTIM, JOSHUA KIOKO BABU, SAYING: "We can't just all of us sit back and complain and grumble, you know. It is for You and I, so what can you and I do to make a change, to make the difference that we are yearning (for)?" VARIOUS OF BABU FAMILY SITTING TOGETHER VARIOUS OF EMILY BABU PLAYING WITH HER GRANDDAUGHTER
- Keywords: Boeing 737 MAX Ethiopia plane crash Ethiopian Airlines Kenya
- Reuters ID: LVA007C4BZVBB
- Location: NAIROBI, KENYA & BISHOFTU, ETHIOPIA
- City: NAIROBI, KENYA & BISHOFTU, ETHIOPIA
- Country: Kenya
- Duration: 00:00:36
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Human-Led Feature,Human-Led Stories
- Story Text:Frustrated by incompetence and corruption in his native Kenya, Jared Babu, a 28-year-old activist and entrepreneur, set up a programme to train high school students about leadership.
When he and his young wife Mercy were killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash a year ago, leaving a baby daughter, it looked like his dreams might die with him.
But Jared's family wants to ensure his vision lives on. Jared's businessman father Joshua is continuing Jared's role in "You and I", the mentorship organisation he co-founded in 2016.
The group's name came from Jared's habit of telling people who needed to change the world.
So far, the group has worked with about 2,000 students during pilot programmes in more than a dozen high schools, said Kioko. They will hold a formal launch on March 20 to expand the programme and talk about Jared's legacy.
Jared's parents blame his death on a failure of leadership by U.S. aviation giant Boeing - which designed the 737 MAX plane that crashed - and U.S. authorities, who failed to ground the plane after a similar crash in Indonesia five months earlier.
On Friday, U.S. lawmakers released preliminary findings into the two crashes faulting the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's approval of the plane and Boeing's design.
And on Monday, an interim report by Ethiopia's government said a faulty sensor reading and the activation of an anti-stall system preceded the crash, which killed 157 people.
Boeing did not immediately comment on the report.
(Production: Jackson Njehia, Barbara Woolsey)
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