Cancer Kills Uganda Police Boss, Julius Sharita

Police are mourning the tragic death of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Julius Shariita who passed on Saturday morning.

The deceased was Ugandan Police attaché to New York.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, information pills information pills Patrick Onyango confirmed the development.

“He has passed on. Burial arrangements will be communicated soon, visit this site ” said Onyango.

Sharita’s close and childhood friend, purchase Good Mwesigwa said a post-mortem report would determine the cause of the high ranking officer’s death.

“Until Monday, we will not provide any conclusive information,” said Mwesigwa as he mourned his colleague.

However, it is understood Sharita had battled cancer for several years.

At the time of his death, Sharita had been admitted at a hospital in New York.


Onyango said Sharita served in various capacities before his posting to New York.

He was Director Special Duties, Commissioner of Police in Charge CID Administration and in charge CID in several districts.

Born in Mitooma District, Western Uganda, the deceased was a resident of Nsambya, a Kampala suburb, before being transferred to United States.

Police said at the time of his death, he had diligently served the Uganda police for the last 28 years.

Sharita leaves behind a widow Jane Shariita and his children, Geoffrey, Justus, Julian, Juliet, Jean, Joshua, Leonard and Steven.

Police publicist Fred Enanga quoted the Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura extend his condolences on behalf of the institution to the deceased’s family that has lost someone so dear to them.

“To the police, the officer’s death is a great loss as he was a very popular, dedicated and highly respected in the police circles. His contributions to the force will forever remain remarkable and worth emulating,” said Enanga.

“Arrangements to transport his body home for burial are in place. We pray that may his soul rest in eternal peace; and for the institution and family members to take courage and bear the great loss of their beloved one.”

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