Uganda Mourns the death of Maj Karungi And Cadet Wakalu

Maj. Naomi Karungi, (R) and cadet Bernard Wakalu. (PHOTO/Courtesy)
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AT Team

Today has been a difficult day for Uganda, and the Uganda People’s Defence Air Force (UPDAF) fraternity, as it was learned that Maj. Naomi Karungi, a pilot instructor and cadet Bernard Wakalu (trainee pilot) lost their lives in a helicopter crash in Bulo, Gomba.

According to Brig Richard Karemire, the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) spokesman, a UPDAF Jet Ranger on a training mission crashed and sadly no one survived.

As tributes continue pouring in from many Ugandans, and the UPDAF fraternity, we bring you some of the people who have so far sent out their respects.


Senior Presidential Adviser for Special Operations, Lieutenant General Muhoozi Kainerugaba in a tweet, said he was very, very sorry to hear of UPDAF helicopter crash and the tragic loss of life.

Television personality, Josephine Karungi sent out condolences to the bereaved families and to the UPDAF fraternity.


In a sombre tweet, Nada Anderson said, “the sky has lost something special today,”

Sudhir Byaruhanga, a senior news reporter at NTV Uganda was thankful to Naomi for her passion and inspiration to women and the girl child.

“We have lost one of the few female helicopter pilots in Uganda,” tweeted Ezra Kiwanuka Don

In a recent interview with one of the television stations, Maj.Karungi is quoted to have said that she was among the few females who qualified to fly choppers in the Ugandan army and had about 14 years experience that stretches back to 2005. May her soul and that of Benard rest in Eternal Peace.

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