The survivors from the ill-fated Uganda military helicopters returned home on Thursday evening, according to our surveillance team at Entebbe International airport. The Uganda Air Force spokesperson, Lt. Moses Omayo says that the African Union mission in Somalia organised their return flight to Uganda from Kenya amidst tight security.
The UPDF survivors arrived at Entebbe at around 4:10pm and they were received by the Chief of Defence Forces, Gen. Aronda Nyakayirima and other Air Force staff. But most of the survivors are still not in good condition according to military sources at Entebbe Airbase, who asked not to be named because they are not authorised to speak to the press.
The three MI-24 helicopters went missing on Sunday evening as they flew from Kenya’s Nanyuki Airbase to Garissa on the way to Somalia to shore up the final attack on Al Shabaab positions.