Maj Gen. Erick Mukasa also passes on as UPDF loses three Generals in three days

Maj Gen Eric Mukasa the Uganda People’s Defense Forces Chief of Staff of the Reserve Forces has also died, the army has said.

Brig. Richard Karemire, the UPDF spokesperson said Gen Mukasa died on Thursday morning at Nakasero Hospital, Kampala.

“We have lost yet another gallant general officer,” said Gen Karemire adding that Maj Gen Mukasa was sick for some time.

But other sources say, “Maj Gen Eric Mukasa has succumbed to Cardiac Arrest this morning’.

The development comes just hours after the death of Brigadier General, Victor Maregano Twesigye, Uganda’s Defence liaison officer at EAC headquarters in Arusha Tanzania.

The army says Brig Twesigye died on Thursday morning from his home in Nyarushanje Kisiizi Rukungiri after he slid in the bathroom and died instantly.

This week another UPDF general, Brig. Gen Jackson Bell Tushabe, one of the National Resistance Army (now Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF) daredevil fighters also died.

The one-star general, who rose to fame mostly due to his love for football, died at Nakasero hospital this week.

Tushabe was a staunch supporter of Express Football Club and he held several positions in the club. He was also the patron of Victor Football Club.

Last month, June, another Gen, Maverick Maj. Gen. (rtd) Kasirye Ggwanga, died. Like Tushabe, Ggwanga also died at Nakasero hospital on June 9.

Ggwanga, 68, died after a successful operation to remove a blood clot in one of the vessels in his head. Earlier, he had been admitted at Mbuya military hospital

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Abitegeka Gerald

The News Editor ,Reporter at Kagadi Kibaale community Radio

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