The body of former Head of security details for Vice President Edward Ssekandi’s has been laid to rest.
Major David Nekambi was on Sunday buried at his rural home in Busoba Subcounty– Bungohko in Mbale District.
Nekambi who has served in the elite forces for over twenty years succumbed to death on September 18 at Mulago Hospital where he had been under intensive care for about two weeks.
Major Nekambi has been in and out of hospital following injuries he sustained in a road accident while travelling from Gulu when a truck rammed into the convoy carrying the Vice President crushing his car and injuring several servicemen including his personal guards and a driver who were with him in the car.
The group was then rushed to Mulago Hospital where they under went treatment and fully recovered but Major Nekambi’s conditions kept on lapsing, forcing him back to hospital for review until he succumbed to death due to multiple organ failure.
In a speech read by the Principal Private Secretary, Mr Ssekandi said he was deeply touched by the death of Major Nekambi who he described as solider of rare qualities that the country will miss.
He also commended late Nekambi for his dedication, selflessness and sacrifice for his country saying even in his death, he will always be remembered for the high professional conduct he exhibited and faultless service he rendered to the nation.
Mr Ssekandi who contributed Shs3 million towards burial expenses urged the family to remain united and prayed that God strengthens those he left behind to cope with the reality of his departure.
In his statement, the commander Special Forces Command Brigadier Muhoozi Kainerugaba regretted the death of Nekambi as one of officers who had accumulated a lot of experience in VIP protection services.
The CDF in a statement read by colonel Charles Anywa of 3rd Division described the late Nekambi as one of the most disciplined Army Officers who has sustained a clean record since he joined the forces 23 years ago.
The burial conducted by UPDF and SFC was attended by a cross section of mourners and was also addressed by Bungokho MP Micheal Werikhe and Manafwa RDC Charles Kigai.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor