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Lt Kapando who died in a helicopter crash eulogized for his role in fighting ADF terrorists

(Last Updated On: 9 January 2024)

Lyantonde | The Air Force Wing Commander Entebbe, Brigadier General Chris Kasaija was full of praise for the late Lt. Allan Tukamuhabwa Kapando.

The deceased was one of the pilots who died on January 2, 2024, when a helicopter crashed in Ntoroko district. Brig. Gen. Kasaija said he was an extraordinary pilot who will be remembered for his role in the fight against the ADF terrorists in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

“He did a good job in the fight against insecurity from the Allied Defense Forces (ADF) in Western Uganda and as far as DRC and will always be remembered because he died in the line of duty.

“He will be missed and the UPDF – Air Force will stand with the family of the late Lt Allan in these trying moments,” added Brig Gen Kasaija.

Kasaija was speaking during the burial of the late pilot on January 6, 2024, at his ancestral home in Seeta village, Kinuuka sub-county, Bwamiramira parish in Lyantonde district.

He told mourners that Lt Tukamuhabwa had done his basic flying course and had reached the peak of flying advanced combat helicopters (Cobra Squadron).

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He (Kasaija) added that Lt. Kapando was an extraordinary pilot who was serious about his routine duties and every time he went to work, he expected positive results and had a passion and commitment towards his call of duty.

Also read: UPDF helicopter crew killed in Ntoroko

Member of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) James Kakooza commiserated with the family of James Rugazu, the father to the deceased and pledged to provide education to one of the surviving children.

Kakooza observed that the mission of UPDF is not yet over and, said that Uganda is committed to the Pan-Africanism cause and ensuring security and prosperity in the East African region by wiping out insecurity.

The same UPDF combat helicopter also killed Lt. Swadiq Aroma.

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