In her official Broadcast as the head of UNMISS Police Component, Vuniwaqa expressed her heartfelt sympathies and grief with the bereaved family.
“It is with deep regret that I must inform you of the untimely passing of Mbabazi ENID, a member of Rwanda FPU-1 [Formed Police Unit-One] deployed in Malakal,” the Police Commissioner said in her official broadcast.
She explained that PC Mbabazi, who was a member of FPU-1 hybrid contingent of 240 Police officers in Malakal, became ill on May 19, 2020 and initially received medical treatment within UNMISS before being medically evacuated back home for further treatment.
Unfortunately, the 24-year old PC Mbabazi succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic on June 2, 2020 at the King Faisal Hospital.
In her broadcast, Vuniwaqa said: “I acknowledge with profound appreciation the contribution of Officer Mbabazi ENID towards the protection of civilians and building durable peace in South Sudan since her arrival in the Mission in December 2019.
On behalf of the UNPOL Senior Management and the entire UNPOL component, I extend my sincere sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Mbabazi ENID for the loss of their loved one. She will be missed. May her beautiful soul rest in peace.”