Remains of the late NamPol officer to be repatriated
28 Nov 2015 13:40pm
WINDHOEK, 28 NOV (NAMPA) - The remains of Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Warrant Officer, Cathleen Shirley Ndeupo Mbako, who died while on a peacekeeping mission in Liberia on Monday, will arrive here on Sunday.
A media statement availed by NamPol's spokesperson, Inspector Slogan Mathews on Friday said the casket will arrive at about 11h45 at the Hosea Kutako International Airport.
Preliminary reports have it that Mbako complained of not feeling well, was rushed to hospital but died shortly afterwards.
A post-mortem is yet to be conducted to determine the cause of death.
Mbako was born in Windhoek on 17 March 1973. She joined NamPol in 2003 after completing a six-month basic police-training course at the Pius Joseph Kaundu Police Training Centre in the Omaheke Region and was then deployed to the Special Field Force Unit.
She was a trained detective and later transferred to the Gender-Based Violence Investigation Division, formerly known as the Women and Children Protection Unit.
Due to her hard work, she moved up to the rank of Warrant Officer Class Two - the rank she held until her passing while on a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission.
Mbako is survived by two daughters and a son, as well as both her parents, four brothers and three sisters.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.