Veteran NRA/UPDF officer, Brig. Geoffrey ‘Taban’ Kyabihende (RO/00094) has passed away, the army has confirmed.
Brig. Kyabihende was admitted at Nakasero Hospital in Kampala last week and was placed in intensive care last Friday according to sources.
The 56 year old succumbed to cancer.
When contacted on Monday morning, the UPDF and Ministry of Defense and Veterans Affairs Spokesman, Brig. Richard Karemire confirmed the demise of Kyabihende.
“It’s sad and very unfortunate that we have lost a great comrade. He passed on from Nakasero Hospital,” he said.
At the hospital, ChimpReports learnt that several generals went to check on on the comrade who is among the first 100 NRA soldiers.
The deceased joined NRA relatively at the same time with FDC’s Rt. Col. Kizza Besigye whose number is RO/00098.
Kyabihnde was among the Museveni’s first 7 bodyguards under late Fred Rwigyema. Others included late Capt. Marious Katungi, Maj. Gen. Pecos Kutesa (Army Member of Parliament), late captains Aziz Bey and Kasasaira.
At the time of his passing, he was Uganda’s defense attaché in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo