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Kabale Mourns Former LC5 Chairperson Patrick Keihwa

Nelson Nshangabasheija, incumbent Kabale District LC5 chairman says that keihwa will be remembered for cherishing peaceful politics in the district.
Patrick Besigye Keihwa, former Kabale District LC5 Chairman speaking to our reporter last year

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Patrick Besigye Keihwa, the former Kabale District LCV Chairperson has died.

Keihwa who is also the former Uganda Local Governments' Association (ULGA) chairperson for Western Uganda succumbed to Covid-19 at Healthstone Hospital in Banda, Kampala on Thursday evening, according to a close family member.  Keihwa has been on life support for the last three days. 

Edmond Ntimba, Kabale District Chief Administrative Officer says that the death of Keihwa is very disheartening because during his tenure he served diligently. Ntimba says that Keihwa who handed over office last month left no audit query. 

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 Darius Nandiinda, Kabale Resident District Commissioner says that during Keihwa’s tenure, he preached solidarity among district staff. 

Sam Tindimwebwa, former Kabale municipality mayor contestant says that Keihwa’s death is very hard to believe. 

Bridget Asinga Tumwesigye, female district councillor representing Kyanamira sub-county, who worked as Keihwa’s vice-chairperson during his tenure says that she is short of words over Keihwa’s death. Asinga shed tears when asked to eulogize Keihwa. 

Nelson Nshangabasheija, the Kabale District LC5 chairman says that Keihwa will be remembered for cherishing peaceful politics in the district. 

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 Keihwa served as Kabale District Chairman from 2011 until last year when he was defeated by Nshangabasheija in the NRM party primaries. He also served as the district councillor representing Kitumba sub-county from 2006-2011.

 Before joining politics, Keihwa also served as a Compassion International Director at Kantare Archdeaconry in Kashambya sub-county, Rukiga district in the Diocese of Kigezi. 

At the time of his death,  Keihwa has been serving as a synod member of the Kigezi Diocese. He had also been contracted for a year by the Ministry of Local Government to train all newly elected local government leaders across the country.

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