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UGANDA’S HIGH COMMISSIONER TO KENYA DIES

Reports indicate that Dr. Galiwango has been ill for a while.

By Our Reporter

NAIROBI: Uganda’s High Commissioner to Kenya and Seychelles, Dr Hassan Wasswa Galiwango, has died in Nairobi, Rebecca Kadaga, Uganda’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of EAC, confirmed on Monday.

Dr Galiwango was airlifted last week to Nairobi Hospital in critical condition, and he passed on this morning at Nairobi Hospital in Kenya.

Reports indicate that Dr. Galiwango has been ill for a while.

He is also the husband of Mbale City Woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Connie Galiwango Kanakayenze.

Dr. Galilwango worked as a party mobilizer and director of finance and administration for the National Resistance Movement until 2021, when President Museveni appointed him Uganda’s ambassador to Kenya and Seychelles, succeeding Phibby Otaala.

He was appointed High Commissioner in October 2020 to replace Phibby Otaala, who had left office to contest for a political seat back home.

However, Ms Otaala protested his appointment and declined to hand over the post, arguing that she had not been recalled.

Dr Galiwango later presented his credentials to then president Uhuru Kenyatta on March 3, 2021.

Before his appointment as High Commissioner, Dr Galiwango had been a long-serving director of finance and administration at The National Resistance Movement (NRM) secretariat.

Condolences began pouring in with Ugandans on Twitter eulogising him as a “committed officer”, who gave his best at work to ensure the rights and welfare of Ugandans are upheld.

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