All 149 passengers and eight crew members believed to be on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed this morning are dead, the airline spokesperson has told Ethiopia's state broadcaster.
There were people from 33 different nationalities on board, the spokesperson added.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has tweeted condolences to the families of those on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight.
The flight lost contact six minutes after it set off at 08:38 local time (05:38). It had been expected to arrive in Kenya's capital, Nairobi,at 10:25 this morning.