The Director UPDF Medical Services, Dr James Makumbi is dead.
The cause of the former health minister’s demise is yet to be established.
“It is true Dr Makumbi has passed on,” army spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire confirmed in a message to ChimpReports on Monday morning.
In his late 70s, Makumbi is said to have died in his sleep at his residence in Luzira, a Kampala suburb.
The former minister also has been advising President Museveni on health matters.
Makumbi, a former Baale county Member of Parliament, tried to regain the seat but lost to dramatist Sulaiman Madada.
In 1995, Makumbi hit the headlines when he was kidnapped by rebels led by UPDF renegade Maj. Herbert Itongwa on Gayaza Road near Kasangati.
Makumbi served as physician at Mulago Hospital during the liberations wars in the 1970s and 80s.