UPDF Brigadier Patrick Kankiriho Is Dead

for sale geneva; color: black; letter-spacing: 0.75pt;”>The 2nd Division commander passed away on Monday evening at Nakasero Hospital in Kampala.

and geneva; color: black; letter-spacing: 0.75pt;”>

The cause of Kankiriho’s sudden death remains unclear but multiple sources told Chimpreports the Brigadier succumbed to heart failure.

“Kankiriho fell sick on Friday. He has for long been a victim of high blood pressure,” said close friend of the deceased, who preferred anonymity.


Other relatives said the UPDF officer died of multiple organ failure.

Deputy Army spokesperson Maj Robert Ngabirano said he was not authorized to speak on the matter.

He referred Chimpreports to Political Commissar Col Felix Kulayigye who was yet to pick our telephone calls.

Army publicist Col Paddy Ankunda is in United States for a counter terrorism course.

Sources said Kankiriho got a heart attack at his base in Mbarara last Friday before he was rushed to Kampala for urgent medical attention.

It is said arrangements had been finalized for his treatment in China but his condition deteriorated on Monday afternoon leading to his death.

A friend to journalists, Kankiriho is remembered for having coordinated the Operation Lightening Thunder, a surprise attack in which UPDF gunships destroyed LRA hideouts in Garamba, DRC.

He also led operations in Northern Uganda during the disarmament exercise.

Of late, Kankiriho was tasked with commanding security operations in western Uganda against ADF remnants in the region.

Back to top button
Translate »

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker