The remains of Christine Alalo, the former Commissioner of Police who perished in the Ethiopian airlines crash in March this year, have been retrieved.
This is according to a communication sent to the Uganda Police Force, from the Ethiopian government and the Airlines company.
Police Spokesperson, Mr Fred Enanga says the remains were identified with the help of DNA samples that were drawn from her sons and brothers. He adds that preparations are underway to have Alalo’s remains repatriated to Uganda for burial.
Alalo died on March 10, 2019 aboard Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 which crashed moments after take-off from Bole International Airport Addis Ababa, on her way from Italy, where she had gone to attend a Gender Protection Course. She was destined for her duty station in Mogadishu, Somalia via Nairobi.
At the time of her death, Alalo was head of the Uganda Police team attached to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
“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 James Gregory Okello and Peter Eramu. They have already submitted their travel documents,” Mr Enanga said on Monday.
Police said it had been agreed that Okello and Eramu travel to Addis Ababa between November 5 and 7, 2019.
Mr Enanga said the family has also appointed A-Plus Funeral man agent to be in charge of receipt of the remains.