He has been identified as Alalo Christine, who was working with the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), as Acting Police Commissioner.
According to a police statement the officer was returning from Italy to Mogadishu, Somalia.
The Inspector General of the Ugandan Police has created a task team headed by the Director Peace Support Operations, Grace Turyagumanawe, to coordinate with both, the African Union (AU) Headquarters and Ethiopian Airlines to ensure his remains are traced and transported to her family in Uganda for burial.
The Director Police Health Services is expected to travel in advance with an immediate family member to Addis Ababa, to support the identification process.
At the time of her death, Alalo Christine was serving as the Acting Police Commissioner, AMISOM, and her tour of duty was expected to end in June, 2019.