Saturday, August 18, 2012
Uganda Peoples' Congress (UPC) party has mourned the UPDF soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Kenya on its way to Somalia.
The UPC spokesperson, Okello Lucima said the party was mourning the death of the seven Ugandan soldiers who were killed in the chopper crash.
UPC described the slain soldiers as the true patriots and gallants of Uganda whom he said were travelling to the war tone horn of Africa nation to embark on the final phase of total pacification of the country that has not had a functional government for over two decades.
"We convey our condolences to the bereaved families. We shall always remember the dead soldiers for the cause they have died for," Lucima read from a prepared party statement during a weekly party briefing in Kampala.
He explained that UPDF was playing a major role in putting Somalia back on the democratization process after having been blighted by lawlessness and terrorism for years.
Lucima said UPC shall desist from speculating about the cause of the crash until investigations are done.
He said the party would however keep wondering why the four choppers were moving far from each other instead of flying next to each other so that one could be able to rescue the other in case of any eventuality.