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Police Officer Killed in Kampala Bomb Blast Laid to Rest in Budaka

Kungu is one of the seven people who died as a result of the twin bombing when explosions hit the Central Police Station in Kampala and the IPS building along parliament avenue on Tuesday. The attacks that came one after the other left more than 30 people injured.
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Amos Kungu, a Police officer who succumbed to injuries from a Bomb blast at the Central Police Station in Kampala has been laid to rest at his Ancestral home in Molu Village, Budaka District.    

Kungu is one of the seven people who died as a result of the twin bombing when explosions hit the Central Police Station in Kampala and the IPS building along parliament avenue on Tuesday. The attacks that came one after the other left more than 30 people injured.

His widow Hanifa Nakiyinga, recalls that on that day, she and her husband left home together to go to work. But as the working day started, she heard the news that the Central Police Station; her husband's work station had been hit by a bomb.  Her efforts to reach him on phone yielded no results until the news of his death came in.

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Born in 1985, Kungu joined the Police Forces in 2015 and he died at the rank of a police constable, and, according to his elder brother Ben Koma, the deceased was the sole breadwinner for the family, including their 90-year-old mother.

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Gerald Odongo, the Priest who led prayers at Kungu’s funeral said people in all spheres of life should propagate peace and avoid any form of violence which has led to loss of lives of gallant police officers who are supposed to protect life. Similarly, Kaderuna Sub County Councilor Jackson Kadyama called for vigilance to tame the spread of violent extremism.

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The Bukedi North Regional Police Commander David James Wamuyerere who represented the Inspector General of Police said that a person like Kungu, Who died on duty is regarded as a patriot who loved his job and country. 

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