The Human rights actors in Uganda have been hit hard after the demise of a Human rights icon.
The chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission, Meddie Kaggwa, died after collapsing in his car on his way to work.
According to relatives the incident happened near Mulago round about in Kampala. An eye-witness, says the car had to be broken into to remove him. He was rushed to Case Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.
The deceased’s relative tells our reporter that, he walkup normally as usual and set off for work from Kamwokya in Kampala. They were surprised to get information that he is dead.
He was driving himself alone in the car by the time the incident happened.
When our reporter visited Case Clinic numerous people from Uganda Human Right Commission (UHRC) friends, relatives and government officials had thronged the clinic to witness the mystery.
Vice Chairperson of the ruling Party –National Resistance Movement Organization
(NRM-O) Alhajj Moses Kigongo was seen amongst the mourners at the clinic.
The impeachable, source says that the government has taken over the burial arrangements and started investigation into the circumstances that led to the death.
Later, the body was sped off in Ambulance from Case clinic, alleged to Mulago hospital for postmortem. He served in numerous capacities
He was also Commissioner and Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and a Commissioner of the OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission.
He held a Master of Laws degree from National University of Ireland, a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, Uganda and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University, Uganda.
He also served a Member of Parliament for Kawempe South, a member of the East African Legislative Assembly and a delegate in the Constituent Assembly that drafted the 1995 Constitution.
He was married with children.