The inspector general of police (IGP), Martin Okoth Ochola, has mourned the death of the chairperson of Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC), Medi Kaggwa who passed on yesterday and contributed Shs1 million towards burial arrangement.
Mr. Kaggwa died yesterday after he collapsed in his car near Mulago round about. His car stopped suddenly and knocked the car that was in front of it. He was rushed into intensive care unit (ICU) at Case medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
In a condolence message issued by police IGP said “It is with great sadness that I learned about the passing on of the chairperson of Uganda human rights commission which occurred yesterday.”
Mr Ochola described him as a gentle but a recognized champion for human rights and a great teacher, Medi Kaggwa has been a very great ally with police leadership in articulating links between human rights and law enforcement.
“Just a day before this sad occurrence, on the 19th day of November, he delivered a lecture to police council at police headquarters in Naguru. His fight for having equal human rights and opportunities was not only for civilian population but also for the law enforcement officers. His gentle approach and interaction with government offices, stands a testament human rights enforcement and law enforcement can co-exist peacefully.” He said.
”As the inspector general of police, I was also fortunate to have been one of his students at Law development centre in 1983/83 academic year and every time I met him I was struck by both the force of his personality and the quality of his intellect.” He wrote
Ochola, said the demise of this great man is a great loss to human right activists and law enforcement officers and therefore we all mourn that our dearest friend has passed away. Therefore on behalf of Uganda police force and I send our deepest condolence to the family of the med Kaggwa, human rights commission and the entire country at this difficult time.
He said police force mourns with you and celebrates the extra ordinary life of this remarkable teacher and the friend of police who devoted his life to peacefully protecting rights of all Ugandans. The force makes a humble contribution of Shs1 million towards burial expenses.