A Postmortem conducted at Mulago hospital has indicated that the fallen archbishop of Kampala archdiocese was a heart attack.
In a report dated 5th April, read by Dr Andrew Ssekitooleko, the head of Health department at the Archdiocese indicated that His Grace Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga succumbed at 9.08 am on Saturday to a heart attack.
The report done by four Senior Pathologists with two physicians and two family members and signed by Dr Andrew Ssekitoleko indicates the cause of death was ischemic heart disease following Coronary artery thrombosis. This means a heart attack that is due to a blood clot that was found inside the artery that supplies blood to the heart.
“After careful examination of the body parts of his Grace (The Archbishop Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga) a conclusion of his cause of death was made. The cause of death was Ischemic heart disease,” Dr Andrew Sekitoleko read- and added- “There was no sign that he had struggled. The blood clot once appears takes between 3 to 5 minutes for a victim to immediately die.
Acting Administrator of the Archdiocese of Kampala, also Vicar general of Kampala archdiocese Msgr Charles Kasibante said they were surprised by the sudden demise of the archbishop.
In the Eucharistic celebration held on Monday evening, relatives of the fallen prelate said Dr Lwanga has been the head of the family. He was the heir of his father late Joseph Wamala and took over the responsibility of the parent.
He has also been described as open minded “and showed us unconditional love. He has been a pillar in the family. He has been protective in every situation. He also initiated culture in the family, on togetherness. He made it a routine every December 26th and Easter Monday, we would gather as a family,” one of the family members says.
Meanwhile, Government of Uganda will officially mourn Archbishop Lwanga’s death at Kololo tomorrow, the information Minister Judith Nabakooba said at Lubaga cathedral.
Government has also set up a committee to work on the burial arrangements which includes Ministers Betty Amongi (Kampala), Fr Simon Lokodo (Ethics and Integrity), Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi (Youth) and Hon Joyce Kaducho (State for Health).
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is expected to be the chief mourner at the Kololo airstrip tomorrow. Minister Nabakooba described late archbishop as a hardworking prelate and a believer.