Family appeals to IGP over dead officer


Kibuku. The family of a police constable who died in last week’s road accident, has appealed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to complete the construction of his house.
The family of the late Michael Gona, a driver attached to Police Flying Squad, who died at Towei Hill in Kawowo Sub-county on the Kapchorwa-Mbale highway last week, has through a letter written by his elder brother, Mr Michael Kyanda to the IGP, Gen Kale Kayihura, appealed to him for help.

Gona was travelling to join the IGP’s team in Kapchorwa District on an operation to recover a gun that went missing after a mob attacked a police officer who was manning security at a party and killed him.

Family man
Mr Kyanda said Gona died before completing his house and yet he left behind a family that needs help.
He said the proceeds from the completed house could go a long way in helping to look after the orphans.
“We are asking the IGP to assist us with the completion of the deceased’s rentals so that it can finance his orphans and widows,” the letter reads in part.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Jamil Basalirwa, who represented the IGP, said police is committed towards supporting the family.
He promised to deliver the letter to the IGP, who will get back to the family.

He said the Force had lost a young hardworking man who was committed to his national duty.
“As police, we have been robbed and are in shock to lose such a promising officer,” Mr Basalirwa said of Gona, adding that the accident, which occurred at around 6:30pm on that fateful day, involved other officers who were left with life-threatening injuries.
The deceased, who joined police on November 15, 2010 as a Probation Police Constable, is survived by three widows and seven orphans aged between 18 months and seven years.

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