Museveni Speaks Out On Kaguta’s Death

more about geneva;”>Speaking to relatives and friends, Museveni clarified that contrary to media reports, Kaguta was 97 years old.

“Fellow Ugandans, Mzee Amos Kaguta, my father, rested this morning at exactly 0700 hours. He was 97 and had been sick for some time,” said Museveni.

He added: “He had been a pioneer in educating children which was not popular with some of the Ugandan groups in the 1950s.”

The President saluted his father’s contribution to education sector and upbringing his family members.


He promised to “say more about him in the obituary.”

Museveni gets his middle name from his departed father, Amos Kaguta, a cattle herder.

Kaguta is now survived by Museveni, Presidential Advisor on Security, Gen Caleb Akandwanaho alias Salim Saleh and their sister Violet Kajubiri.

Kaguta died Friday at International Hospital Kampala, a privately-owned health facility in Namuwongo where he was admitted last week.

The President’s Deputy Press Secretary Lindah Nabusayi Wamboka confirmed the sad news today morning in an email to

“Mr Museveni and all Kaguta family wish to announce the death of their father Mzee Amos Kaguta, 96, which occurred today February 22 at 0700 hrs at International Hospital in Kampala,” she said.

“The family thank[s] all the doctors that cared for Mr Kaguta in his last moments. Burial arrangements will be announced later. May Mzee’s soul rest in peace.”

Kaguta’s illness remains unknown.

State House authorities say Museveni and other First Family members have been visiting the ailing old man ever since he was admitted.

At one time, Museveni was seen in the same car with KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi after checking on Kaguta at the health unit.

The Presidency is yet to unveil burial arrangements. But source say he will be laid to rest in Rushere, Kiruhuura District.

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