By Robert Segawa
The Uganda police force and the family of the late acting Commissioner of Amisom Christine Alalo have organized a Vigil of the late at her residence in Seeta, Mukono district.
Addressing the press today, the elder brother to the late Christine Alalo Gregory Okello says that they are going to hold the Vigil as they wait for the DNA results to have the remains back to Uganda.He says that this will mark the end of mourning which has spent more than two weeks since they have not yet got the body.
Okello says that before they return from Ethiopia they were told by forensic team of Ethiopia that they have taken more than 15000 body samples from the people and relatives who were on board of Ethiopia airlines which will take a period of six month.
Two weeks ago a delegation from Uganda led by director of police health service Dr.Moses Byaruhanga and a brother of the late CP Christine Alalo Mr. Gregory Samuel Akello and orphan Alvin Asiimwe traveled to Ethiopia to see whether they could get Alalo’s remains.
In Addis Ababa, the delegation was joined by Uganda police attach to Ethiopia AIGP Francis Lwego and son of the late Alalo Emmanuel Ahimbisibwe from Canada to see how to coordinate the identification process with forensic experts in Ethiopia .
Police says that once identification process is completed, they will inform members of the family, friends and police fraternity about the burial arrangements.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga says that the service for the mourning of CP Christine Alalo will be at All saints Cathedral Nakasero at 10 am.
HE adds, a vigil has been organized at the residence of the late police officer in Seeta where several officers, family members and friends are expected to pay their last respect to the fallen officer
Mourners will be expected to sign a condolence book since there is no body for viewing. Enanga says that another condolence book is at police headquarters Naguru which is aimed at celebrating the life of senior police officer who died on duty.
Enanga adds that the Uganda police force is still in contact with the forensic team from Ethiopia to see if they will have remains recovered.
CP Alalo joined the Uganda police force as cadet/ Asp on 18th August 2007 and served in various capacities of command in Uganda police.
CP Alalo has served by two sons Emmanuel Ahimbisibwe and Alvin Asimwe and her tour of duty as the Amisom acting police commissioner was to end in June this year.
Alalo a senior officer at the rank of commissioner of the police ( CP) has been working with the African mission in Somalia ( Amison) as the acting police commissioner and she was traveling from Italy to Mogadishu.
Christine Alalo acting Commissioner Amisom was among the 157 people’s who died in a plane crash involving an Ethiopian Airlines plane on 10th March 2019.