Gen Kasirye Gwanga Passes On

Maj Gen Kasirye Gwanga, another National Resistance Army (NRA) historical has passed on .

Gen Gwanga breathed his last this morning at Nakasero Hospital at around 9am.

The Maverick general has had a long term ailment and was recently hospitalized at the facility in Kampala .

Earlier in April, the UPDF said Gen Gwanga had been admitted at the  Senior Officers Diagnostic Centre in Mbuya.

The 67 year old also happened to die on Heroes Day, an annual commemoration of the Ugandans who lost their lives in the 5 year Bush war that brought the current government to power .

Gwanga , who commanded one of the NRA units  that captured Kampala in 1986 has made his name for freely speaking his mind, an uncommon trait in the military.

Besides his military duties, he also served as the LC5 chairman for Mubende District.

He initially retired from the army in 2005, but later asked to, and was reinstated by the Commander in Chief.


In March 2018, Kasirye Ggwanga was promoted from the rank of Brigadier  to Major General and he officially retired in the same year.


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