UoN mourns late General Ogolla as a brilliant servant

The late General Francis Omondi Ogolla

University of Nairobi (UoN) alumni association in Homa Bay has mourned the late General Francis Ogolla as a brilliant man who discharged his services diligently.

On learning about his demise, they assembled at a Hotel in Homa Bay town to hold prayers for God to give them courage and comfort the deceased’s family.

Led by Eng Lukas Otieno, they appealed to the government to carry out investigations into the chopper crash that claimed the life of the decorated soldier and those of his colleagues and inform the public.

“As we mourn these fallen heroes, we appeal to the Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Security and Interior to show us the truth on this matter,” said Otieno.

General Francis Ogolla and other senior officers perished yesterday after the military chopper they were flying in fell off the sky and busrt into flames in Elgeiyo Marakwet County where they had gone to inspect schools that have been deserted due to banditry. There were only two survivors of the eleven on board.

Ogolla was born in 1962 in Siaya County. He was appointed Chief of Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) by President Ruto last year in accordance with General Daudi Donje Commission recommendation that approved appointment to this rank on rotational basis between the three arms of KDF. He belonged to the Airforce wing.

At his death, Ogolla was honoured with Elder of the Order of Golden Heart (EGH) and Chief of Order of the Burning Spear (CBS). He is survived by a widow and two children.

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By Enock Okong’o

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