UPC's vice president for Northern Uganda dead
Sep 14, 2023
Kamure, who stood on the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) ticket for the position of district chairperson in the 2021 general elections, passed away on the morning of Thursday.
Till his death, Kamure (Pictured) was the UPC vice president for Northern Uganda.
Senior politician turned progressive farmer, Caleb Titia Kamure, is dead.
Kamure, who stood on the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) ticket for the position of district chairperson in the 2021 general elections, passed away on the morning of Thursday, September 14, 2023, at Arua Regional Referral Hospital, after spending days at the facility battling illness.
He is suspected to have succumbed to a stroke due to high blood pressure and diabetes, for which he was initially admitted.
Till his death, Kamure was the UPC vice president for Northern Uganda.
Kamure was also a regular panellist on the Arua One FM political show, Agbatara.
Following his death, a section of leaders in Terego District have eulogised the UPC stalwart.
Joel Leku, the MP for Terego West where Kamure hailed from, and helped arrange for his transfer to Kampala for specialised treatment hours before his passing, said his demise is a big loss to the district in general.
“I just spoke to him the previous night and he confirmed to me his condition and I pledged to go and see him in the morning which I did, but, I was told his condition deteriorated during the night after reportedly experiencing a stroke and fell off his sick bed,” Leku said.
“In the morning, when we were making arrangements to transfer him to Kampala, the doctor realised he was anaemic and wanted to monitor him before he could be referred and shortly after that is when we heard of his demise,” he added.
Leku said Kamure’s advice to farmers has been of great help which can help transform the lives of farmers in the district in his absence if they keep his advice seriously.
Sulaiman Onduma, an assistant secretary in Terego District and former Arua District speaker, said the district has lost a father, a leader, and a model father, who shall always be remembered.
Ronnie Buni Ojoa, the chairman LCII for Ocopi Parish, Katrini Sub County in Terego District said, despite the Kamure’s divergent political direction, he was a friend to all who never discriminated against political dispensation.
Ojoa, who said he was initially a UPC member before joining the National Resistance Movement, admired Kamure’s style of leadership where he associated equally with every member regardless of political affiliation and was a board member in many schools.