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The remains of Uganda’s Commissioner of Police ready for repatriation and burial

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The remains of Uganda’s Commissioner of Police Alalo Christine, who perished in the Ethiopian Airways, have been identified.

Alalo, who was working with the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) as the Acting Police Commissioner, was on board the ill-fated Ethiopian airline ET 302 that crashed in March this year.

Uganda police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, has confirmed that communication has been sent to the Uganda Police Force from the Ethiopian government and the Airline Company, that Alalo’s remains have been retrieved.

He says that the remains were identified with the help of DNA samples drawn from the deceased’s sons and brothers.

According to Enanga, preparations have commenced to have Alalo’s remains repatriated to Uganda for his burial.

Police says a team will travel to Addis Ababa to pick the remains between Tuesday, 5 November and Thursday, 7 November 2019.

“Arrangements are now in place to repatriate the remains to Uganda for burial. The Ethiopian government and Ethiopian airlines are working closely with two brothers. They have already submitted their travel documents,” Enanga said.

One-hundred-and-fifty-seven people died during the Boeing 737 Max aircraft crash on 10 March 2019, in the town of Bishoftu, Ethiopia.

Boeing has also announced that it had set up a 50-million-dollar fund to compensate victims of Ethiopia crash and another involving a 737 Max in Indonesia in 2018.


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