Various personalities and institutions have eulogized the late chairman of the Uganda Human Rights Commission Meddie Kaggwa who passed away this morning.
Kaggwa, according to Dr. Patrick Kaliika, the medical director at Case hospital Kampala, was rushed to the facility unresponsive, after collapsing in his car along Wandegeya Roundabout.
He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 9am.
Hajji Nsereko Mutumba, the spokesperson of Uganda Muslim Supreme Council described the late as someone who vividly spoke against Human Rights violations especially by government.
“He was a patriotic Muslim; he was a human rights defender. He was among few Muslims that held key government positions. He has been a good Muslim who never shunned his religion and kingdom,” Mutumba told reporters.
“Muslims have few positions in government and he was among those few. We shall miss him,” said hajji Mutumba
Former FDC Secretary General Hon Alice Alaso described the deceased as a sober minded individual who always spoke against Human Rights violations.
“Over the past few years, chairman Kaggwa has been trying his best to speak against Human Rights violations in this country”
“It’s very unfortunate that he has died on the eve of electioneering. We feel extremely sad and we send our condolences to the family, Uganda human rights commission and every human rights activist,” she said
Kawempe north member of parliament Hon Latif Sebagala said the parliamentary committee on Human Rights was set to table it’s human rights report before parliament adding that Meddi Kagwa’s name is mentioned many times in the report as a true human rights defender and advocate.
“As a country, we have lost a gallant son. He executed his duties with a lot of courage. He was a gallant son of Africa who came out to defend human rights in Africa”
“We have lost him at the time when we needed him much as we approach 2021 elections. We are going to miss him for what he has done for his country,” said Latif
Sheikh Imam Kasozi described Kagwa’s death as a great loss not only to the country but also the Muslim community.
He reiterated the words of hajji Mutumba saying that the deceased was among the few Muslims that held key government positions.
“We have nothing to say because Allah has decided. We are hurt by the death of Med Kagwa,” he added