Residents of Busiu Sub County in Mbale district are mourning the
death of Lt. Benon John Wokalo.
Wokalo together with Maj Naome Karungi perished in the military Jet ranger
AF302 which crashed in Gomba district on Tuesday.
It was sombre mood on Wednesday when Uganda Radio Network reporter visited the home of
Wokalo in Mbale district.
Tents were being erected by well-wishers, while other mourners gathered in groups speaking in low tones.
“He was a popular man who loved everyone around him, he would not come here and
he doesn’t look for me to say hello, he used to hug me every time was greeting”
Agula Wokoli the immediate neighbour intimated.
Ivan Wokalo, the deceased young brother says that Wokalo has left
a big a gap in the family.
He says that when their father died in 2014, Wokalo pledged to
support the family which he fulfilled until the time of his death.
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Irene Mutonyi, the stepmother, says that deceased had started constructing for
her a house.
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Kenneth Wokalo, another brother wants government to support the
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Wokalo has been taking care of 18 children whom he has been
supporting with education and basic needs.
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.