Controversial retired Maj.Gen Kasirye Gwanga is reportedly admitted under intensive care unit at Nakasero Hospital in critical condition.
The latest information from his family friends at Nakasero hospital revealed to us that Gen.Gwanga,the presidential advisor on security affairs in Buganda region was rushed to the hospital last weekend after his health condition deteriorated with a collapsed lung .
Security is still tight at the entrance to the ward where Gen.Gwanga is admitted.Only senior security officers,friends and family members are allowed to visit him.
Last April, Gen.Gwanga was admitted at Mbuya military hospital and later on, discharged after his health conditions got better.
Ministry of Defence spokesperson Brig.Richard Karemire dismissed reports that the two star general had been arrested and forced to do a mental examination.
Who is Maverick Maj.Gen Ggwanga?
Born in Mubende district in 1952, Kasirye Gwanga attended Namukoni Primary School (present day Mityana SS). He later joined Kibuli SS for his O” level.
In 1972 was recruited into the Uganda Army. He was posted to Arua as a map instructor until 1978, when he was promoted to an artillery officer and later staff sergeant.
With the fall of President Amin in 1979, the Brigadier was among those arrested and sent to Luzira Prison, where he spent over two years.
When he was released, he briefly quit the army, concentrating on maize milling. But when his brother was killed allegedly by President Milton Obote”s army men, Kasirye joined the Freedom and Democracy Movement based in Buganda.
When Obote”s regime fell in 1985, the Brigadier refused to join the Tito Okello government. Instead, he joined the National Resistance Movement. He retired from the army in May 2005 but later said he couldn”t handle “civilian” life. He was the Mubende district chairperson from 2006 to 2011.
Our efforts to speak to Gavin Kasirye ,one of his sons for a comment were futile as his well known contacts were switched off by press time.