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Cheeye’s requiem mass at Mbuya Catholic Church

By Umaru Kashaka

Added 3rd March 2018 12:42 PM

The 60-year-old, who is survived by a widow and three children, will be laid to rest at his ancestral home in Luwero at 2:00pm on Sunday.

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The 60-year-old, who is survived by a widow and three children, will be laid to rest at his ancestral home in Luwero at 2:00pm on Sunday.

PIC: Cheeye's daughter laying a wreath on the casket containing the remains of his father during the requiem mass. (Credit: All photos by Juliet Kasirye)

REQUIEM MASS FOR CHEEYE


KAMPALA - Relatives and friends of legendary investigative journalist Teddy Sseezi Cheeye have gathered at Our Lady of Africa Mbuya Catholic Church for his requiem mass.

The mass kicked off at 11:00am.

Cheeye was knocked dead by a bodaboda cyclist on Thursday in Nakawa, Kampala.

The 60-year-old, who is survived by a widow and three children, will be laid to rest at his ancestral home in Luwero at 2:00pm on Sunday.

Mourners at Cheeye's requiem mass

Before becoming economic director in the External Security Organisation, Cheeye was publisher and editor of Uganda Confidential, a news magazine.

With the tagline ‘The paper that splits the Atom’, observers said he significantly changed Uganda’s journalism in the early 90s by ruthlessly exposing corruption in government. With time, he had accumulated a battalion of enemies.

Media personality Charles Mwangusya and FDC's Wafula Ogutu at Cheeye's requiem mass

 


Cheeye was released from Luzira on March 3, 2017 after serving a 10-year jail sentence over embezzlement of funds (sh200m) meant for global fund activities.

He became a Born-Again Christian and said his publication would be based on deep spirituality and would provoke debate on the way forward for Uganda.

Relatives of Cheeye at the requiem mass

His contemporaries say he was preparing to publish the third edition of his revamped Uganda Confidential today (Saturday).
 

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