The body of Al Haj
Muhammad Kaggwa commonly known as Medi Kaggwa, the former Chairperson of Uganda
Human Rights Commission has been laid to rest.
Kaggwa’s body was
buried this afternoon at his ancestral home in Lufuka village in Mpigi town
council of Mpigi district by hundreds of mourners.
Kaggwa suffered a cardic attack leading to his death on
Wednesday morning while driving to his office.
Several speakers at
the funeral highlighted the deceased’s good deeds and hard work in various
capacities. Kaggwa represented Kawempe
South constituency in the Constituent Assembly and in the sixth parliament.
He also served as State
Minister in the Office of the President and represented Uganda in the East
African legislative assembly.
Speaking at the funeral, Sheikh Umar Bakar,
described the late Kaggwa as a trustworthy person compared to private school
heads who are fleecing parents with demands for unnecessary requirements.
He noted that it is unbelievable
that most private schools demand for various requirements such as reams of
papers from learners even in nursery who can’t use them.
Some of the prominent
mourners included Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, the Vice President, Al Haj Badru Kiggundu, the former
Electoral Commission Chairperson and Haji Moses Kigongo, the national National
Resistance Movement-NRM party Vice Chairperson and Members of parliament.