The former Permanent Secretary to the Judiciary Mr Kagole Expedito Kivumbi has died, Sta Daily News has learnt.
A source close to the family told Daily Monitor that Mr Kagole, 58, who was admitted at Le Memorial Medical Services at Kitiko-Lubowa, Kigo Road last week, is suspected to have succumbed to the deadly Covid-19 on Sunday.
“The Judiciary with deep sorrow announces the sudden death of its immediate former Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Judiciary, Mr Kagole Expedito Kivumbi, which has just occurred at Le Memorial Medical Services at Kitiko-Lubowa, Kigo Road. He was admitted at the facility one week ago,” Mr Solomon Muyita, the Principal Communications Officer of the Judiciary, announced Sunday evening.
“The Judiciary is working closely with the family to coordinate the funeral arrangements, and they’ll be communicated subsequently,” he added.
Seven months ago, the High Court in Kampala ruled that Kagole’s indefinite leave that had been imposed on him for about two years, was in the initial stages justified but it had since become illegal.
He had been accused of a mischarge of Shs34b Judiciary money following a report by the Auditor General.
Presiding judge, Musa Ssekaana had on December 15, last year, ordered that the indefinite leave be lifted and have him return to work but he has died without government complying.
Kivumbi who became Judiciary PS in 2016, was sent on forced leave and replaced by Mr Pius Bigirimana who had been serving as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Gender and Social Development, in July 2019