September 08, 2019
AIP Edward Bagonza was found dead at his residence in Mogadishu. (PHOTO/Courtesy)
By Vanguard News
Police Director Peace Support Operations has announced the sudden death of Uganda AMISOM Police officer, AIP Bagonza Edward. According to a statement released by Police, AIP Bagonza was found dead at his residence in Mogadishu on Saturday, September 7.
Uganda first deployed police officers into the mission area in 2010. Uganda has since deployed police officers, Formed Police Units, Individual Police Officers and Senior Leadership Team officers.
Police Commissioner Benson Oyo-Nyeko was the first leader of AMISOM Police component in Somalia.
While on deployment in Somalia, the unit works on securing vital government installations, explosives disposal, securing Mogadishu during the holy month of Ramadan, manning vehicle checkpoints, conducting joint patrols with Somali Police Force (SPF) as well as offering professional support to SPF through mentoring, advising, recruitment and recruit training.
The unit also supports the transformation of the Somali Police Force into an effective and credible organization that strictly observes and adheres to international policing standards.
Police noted that AMISOM is coordinating the burial arrangements.