A Kenyan man who hails from Nakuru is in mourning after losing his wife, daughter and three grand children in the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines crash.

John Quindos Karanja, lost his wife Anne Wangui (60), daughter Caroline Nduta (34), his two nephews: Ryan (7), Kerry (4), and his nine-month-old niece called Ruby. They were travelling from Canada enroute to Nairobi.

As a retirement to gift to his wife of 35 years, he had awarded her with a trip to Canada in August last year. She would then go to visit her daughter and grandchildren.  Little did Karanja know that escorting his wife to the airport would be the last time he saw her.

In an interview with KTN, Quindos stated that after communicating with his daughter, Caroline two hours prior to the trip, she sounded excited but there was some fear in her.

Karanja is yet to come to terms with the huge blow. He confessed that his wife was his everything and he doesn’t know how he will be able to pick up the pieces.

“I don’t know how to live without her. Some people say it’s God’s will, but I don’t want to question. But I know one day I will meet up with God – we all will- and I will ask him,” Karanja said.