Fallen Brigadier Clovis Kalyebara was buried on Monday at his ancestral home in Kyogya village East Division Fort Portal.
By Rogers Sunday
KABAROLE - Fallen Brigadier Clovis Kalyebara was buried on Monday at his ancestral home in Kyogya village East Division Fort Portal.
The Chief of Defense Forces (CDF) Gen Aronda Nyakirima was represented by his deputy Lt Gen Ivan Koreta who said that the late Brig Kalyebara contributed tremendously to the liberation of Uganda as a country through which his name will always be remembered.
“He was instrumental, patriotic and committed to the cause. The UPDF family will miss his contributions to this country,” said Lt Gen Koreta said as he delivered the CDF’s condolence message at the burial.
“The UPDF has lost a true comrade whose integrity was always unquestionable” he added.
Speaker after speaker, the mourners described the fallen army man as a committed and law-abiding military man.
The defense minister Crispus Kiyonga described him as an officer who had a clean track record in the over three decades of his service in the Ugandan army.
“Unlike most General officers you see here, the late Brigadier Kalyebara had never been punished or made to appear before any disciplinary committee over misconduct or breaking the law” said the minister.
According to the medical report read by Brig Dr Ambrose Musinguzi, the deceased brigadier died of liver cancer but family members, led by the clan head Laurence Kawamara, disputed the report saying the circumstances under which their relative died were unclear.
“The deceased would communicate to members of his family quite often but had never complained of any illness. We all wonder how the illness which took away his life on a very short notice came about,” said Kawamara.
Brig. Kalyebara, aged 59 at the time of his demise, is survived by six daughters and no widow.
He was accorded a nine-gun salute at his burial.
Brigadier Clovis Kalyebara laid to rest