Major General Kasirye Ggwanga is alive but not well and continues to fight for his life, his son has revealed.
Speaking to a family friend, the son dismissed the seat rumors that have been flying around, but admitted that his dad was in bad shape at Nakasero Hospital.
He is still admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
“Since they enjoy burial, let them come, pick him from ICU go and bury him alive,” the son shot.
Controversial retired Maj.Gen Kasirye Gwanga has been admitted under intensive care unit at Nakasero Hospital in critical condition since last month.
The presidential advisor on security affairs in Buganda region was rushed to the hospital after his health condition deteriorated with a collapsed lung. Last April, Gwanga was admitted at Mbuya military hospital and later on, discharged.
UPDF then said they were worried abouthis mental health. 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.