Ugandan Mufti Mubaje mourns passing of Ambassador Galiwango

The Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje has said that the fallen Uganda’s ambassador to Kenya and Seychelles Dr Hassan Wasswa Galiwango has left a huge gap in the Muslim community.

Mubaje described Galiwango as instrumental to the growth and development of Uganda, the Muslim Community and people of Mbale district at large.

“His passing has left a huge dent in the Muslim community. We condole with His Excellency president, Yoweri Museveni, the Muslim fraternity, and the people of Mbale district. May Allah receive his soul with mercy and reward him for his great contribution to the country, Islam, and humanity as a whole,” he said in a statement.

 Galiwango died Monday morning at Nairobi Hospital where he has been undergoing treatment.

His death was announced by the first deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Community Affairs, Rebecca Kadaga.

"It is with great sadness that I announce the death of H.E Dr Galiwango, High Commissioner of Uganda to Kenya, which occurred this morning," she said.

He has been the High Commissioner to Kenya and Seychelles since June 2021 when he presented his credentials to the President of the two countries.

Prior to becoming a High Commissioner, Galiwango was a former long serving director of finance and administration at the National Resistance Movement (NRM) secretariat. Medina Naham, the NRM party chairperson of Koboko District, replaced him at the secretariat.

The late was the husband to Mbale City Woman Member of Parliament, Connie Nakayeze Galiwango. President Museveni appointed Galiwango as the high commissioner to Kenya in October 2020.

 

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