Med Kaggwa, UHRC boss, is dead

The director of the Uganda Human Rights Commission, Med Kaggwa, is dead subsequent to falling in his vehicle on his approach to work toward the beginning of today.

The incident occurred close to Mulago.

Med Kaggwa

Specialists at Case Hospital attempted to spare Med Kaggwa life however without any result.

Med Kaggwa was a jaunty individual who loved breaking jokes.

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Like the late Prof Apolo Nsibambi who consistently demanded that correspondents get his first name right (‘Apolo’ not ‘Apollo’), Med Kaggwa, as well, constantly clarified that his first name was spelled as “Prescription” not “Meddie” just like the mainstream practice.

Until his passing, Med Kaggwa had filled in as the executive of the Uganda Human Rights Commission for over eight years.

Med Kaggwa

He was likewise Commissioner and Special Rapporteur on Prisons. In addition, and Conditions of Detention of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Also, a Commissioner of the OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission.

He had a Master of Laws degree from the National University of Ireland. Also, a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Center in Uganda. In addition, he also had a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University, Uganda.

He had a family of five children.


He likewise served a Member of Parliament for Kawempe South, an individual from the East African Legislative Assembly and an agent in the Constituent Assembly that drafted the 1995 Constitution.

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