AU Special Representative mourns the passing of Major General Levi Karuhanga, the first AMISOM Force Commander

Mogadishu, 22 April 2016: The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira and the entire AMISOM family has learnt with sadness the passing of Major General Levi Karuhanga, the first Force Commander of AMISOM.

As the first Force Commander, Major General Karuhanga shaped the way the ensuing commanders have been able to fulfil their duties. He inspired AMISOM’s decisive move towards defeating Al-Shabaab and liberating the city of Mogadishu. Subsequent commanders have since been taking Gen. Levi Karuhanga’s method of work as a reference point in their operations.

Ambassador Madeira and the entire AMISOM fraternity commiserate with General Karuhanga’s family, the government and people of Uganda. His contribution to the stabilisation of Somalia is highly commendable and will always be a reference point and source of inspiration.