The Uganda Human Rights Commission Chairperson, Mr. Med Kaggwa, this morning collapsed dead in his car while traveling to work.

According to an eyewitness, the incident is said to have happened near Mulago and was rushed to Case Hospital where doctors tried to save his life but to no avail.

Just Like the late Prof Apolo Nsibambi who always insisted that reporters get his first name right (‘Apolo’ not ‘Apollo’) , Kaggwa, too, always made it clear that his first name was spelled as “Med” not “Meddie” as is the popular practice, Kaggwa was a very jolly fellow who liked cracking jokes.

Kaggwa served as chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission for more than eight years, was  Commissioner and Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and a Commissioner of the OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission.

He held a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University, Uganda, Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, Uganda and a Master of Laws degree from the National University of Ireland.

He is survived with five Children and a wife.

The body of Uganda Human Rights Commission chairperson, Med Kaggwa has now been taken to Mulago hospital for postmortem.

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