Leti is one of the two UPDF air force soldiers whose bodies were recovered on Tuesday by Kenya Wildlife Service officers from the wreckage of their chopper.
The family of the late Spear Leti, one of the UPDF pilots who died in Kenya enroute to Somalia, is yet to receive official communication from the army about his death. The bodies of Leti and Patrick Nahamya were recovered on Tuesday by Kenya Wildlife Service officers from the wreckage of their Chopper.
However, when URN visited his home in Sudan Zone in Mvara Sub County in Arua district this afternoon, members of his family were still in confusion as they had not recieved any communication from the army about his death. Mike Leti, a sibling to the deceased says that they only heard about the the death of his brother in the media. He says that some members of their family members have gathered at the deceased’s residence in Entebbe army barracks awaiting official communication from the army.
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Retired Col Angiriyo Onaa, whose daughter was married to the deceased, has described his death as unfortunate. He explains that Leti has not only been instrumental to his immediate family, but his community too. He says he will live to remember the late Spear Leti as a loving son and husband to their daughter Jude Leti.
Lt. Mark Mutono, the West Nile UPDF spokesman declined to comment about the delay to inform the family of the deceased saying he was not aware that he was from Arua. Mutono promised to get in touch with his bosses in Kampala before making any comment. The late Leti went to Arua primary school, Kibuli secondary school and Kyambogo University before he joined the army. He is survived by a widow and four daughters.
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