Veteran journalist Teddy Seezi Cheeye is dead. According to sources, Cheeye was knocked dead by a Boda Boda cyclist this afternoon.
A Nairobi-trained journalist during the 1980s, Cheeye has been running the Confidential newsletter since he was released from Luzira Prison last year.
Cheeye, who also served as the Director of Economic Monitoring in the President’s Office, was sentenced to 10 years in jail by Justice John Bosco Katutsi for embezzlement.
During the early years of the Obote II regime, Cheeye returned to the country from Nairobi-Kenya and briefly went to the bush to join Yoweri Museveni’s then rebel outfit, the National Resistance Army. He mysteriously quit the NRA after a brief stint, and was to resurface in 1986 as the all powerful ‘Cadre’ attached to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.