National
Minister Eriya Kategaya dies aged 67Publish Date: Mar 02, 2013
Minister Eriya Kategaya dies aged 67
  • mail
  • img
Minister Kategaya was one of the longest serving cabinet ministers in Uganda.
newvision

By Joseph Kizza

KAMPALA - Uganda’s First Deputy Prime Minister, Eriya Kategaya is dead. According to reports, the 67-year-old died Saturday early evening in Nairobi, Kenya.

His reported death, which occured at Nairobi Hospital, comes against a backdrop of a flurry of public concern about his health.

Born July 4, 1945, the fallen minister also served as  Minister for East African Affairs by the time of his death.

Speaking on phone to state media Saturday evening, information and national guidance minister Mary Karooro Okurut said governement regrets the death of Kategeya.

She said: “He has not been well. He had been hospitalized. We shall feed you with details.”

Kategeya passed on at the Nairobi health facility where he was suffering from a condition known as Thrombosis, caused by a blockage preventing the flow of blood in the body.

He was taken ill earlier in January and was later shifted to Nairobi Hospital following consultations with his personal doctors.

Also a lawyer, he was active in the political spheres of the country since 1975, until his reported death on Saturday.

Growing up in western Uganda, the fallen politician was a long-time associate of current president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, spanning back from their school days in Ntare School in the early 1960s.

He later pursued and attained a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Dar-es-Salaam in neighboring Tanzania.

Survived by a wife and children, he is said to be one of the longest serving cabinet ministers in Uganda's politcal history.

RELATED

Through the lens: Eriya Kategaya

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Gang rape victim testifies in court
The 23-year old woman at the center of a sodomy case has narrated to court how she was sexually abused by four Pakistani businessmen...
2000 policemen deployed for Kabaka security
Over 2000 policemen have been deployed in Sembabule district to reinforce security ahead of tomorrow's (Wednesday) fete to commemorate Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi's of Buganda 21 coronation anniversary...
Two grade one magistrates commissioned
Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine has advised magistrates in the country to avoid being “terrorists” to the public when doing their judicial duties in their courts....
The beauty and the beast at Makerere University
Makerere University is one of the few remaining areas of Kampala that is still left with old indigenous trees....
Minister Kutesa meets Indian Premier Modi
The foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa is leading a delegation on cabinet ministers and government officials on a five-day official trade mission to India....
Kyambogo admits 12,000 private students
KYAMBOGO University has admitted over 12,000 students under the private sponsorship scheme. This is on top of the 900 students the university admitted under the government sponsorship...
Should voters be given poer to recall their MPs?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter