Gen Pecos Kutesa dies 65

Kutesa is a former gerrila-combatant who became a member of the UgandaConstituent Assembly in 1995.

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Lt Gen Pecos Kutesa has died. Kutesa who recently retired from the army died on Tuesday in India, according to army spokesperson Flavia Byekwaso.

Although she gave no further details,the army spokesperson said via a tweet, “UPDF fraternity regrets to announce the passing on of Lt Gen Pecos Kutesa which occurred today in India.

Lt Gen Kutesa, 65, is said to have been taken to India with liver complications.

He was commander of the UPDF Centre of Doctrine Development and Synthetisation at the time of retirement.

Kutesa is a former gerrila-combatant who became a member of the UgandaConstituent Assembly in 1995. He served as an army representative in the 10th Parliament and was notably active and vocal in the House.

“One of the historical heroes, Pecos Kutesa has fallen after a job well done for his country Fare thee well Comrade Kutesa,” Security minister Jim Muhwezi tweeted Tuesday evening.

Another bush war comrade and former security minister Gen Elly Tumwine also tweeted; “I am saddened by the news of the passing of a freedom fighter, a hero to many, and my long-time comrade Lt. Gen Pecos Kutesa. May God strengthen his family in this trying moment and rest his soul in eternal peace. Fare thee well, Comrade.”

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