Uganda’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Community Affairs Hon Eriya Kategaya has passed away.
Early this year in January Kategaya was admitted in Nairobi Hospital and reports from doctors and family said he was improving and responding well to medication.
Kategaya, 67, has been a long-time friend of president Museveni with their relationship dating back as far as their childhood.
A Lawyer by profession with a degree from the University of Dar-es-Salaam he was considered by many as the number two after president Museveni.
He has been in active politics since the late 1970’s and was part of Museveni’s Front for National Salvation (FRONASA), a group that helped topple Idi Amin in 1979.
Details concerning the cause of his death are yet to be confirmed.
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