Entebbe Aviation Police commandant Senior Superintendent of Police Caleb Mwesigye has died, Uganda Police Force spokesperson Asan Kasingye has confirmed.
According to a source close to the family, Mwesigye was bedridden for almost two months and was moved to Nakasero hospital where he has been in intensive care unit for close to two weeks.
Police spokesperson AIGP Asan Kasingye confirmed Mwesigye’s death in a tweet: “My condolences to the family, Aviation Police and Police Fraternity on the loss of our dear colleague SSP Colleb Mwesigye.Comrade,rest well.”
Mwesigye has been on the wanted list by the Police Flying Squad for his alleged involvement in the 85kgs cocaine scandal involving Aviation Police.
He was one of the eight police officers implicated together with the Commandant of the Very Important Persons Police Unit-VIPPU, Dodovico Awita for tampering with the cocaine exhibits.
Kasingye said that SSP Mwesigye passed away on Tuesday morning at Nakasero Hospital in Kampala where he has been hospitalized for two weeks.
“He has been in ICU at Nakasero hospital for two weeks. Sad indeed,” Kasingye said. Asked about the tentative burial program, the police mouthpiece said, “Will let you know later.” Mwesigye is suspected to have succumbed to Pneumonia.
Deputy Police spokesperson Polly Namaye eulogized Mwesigye as a cooperative, hardworking officer.
“He was a very cooperative colleague whom I trained with during our initial course at Kabalye. May his soul rest in peace. May his family feel comforted that his short life has not been in vain,” Namaye said.
The deceased was born in Kiruhura on October 10, 1980. He joined the Police Force on September 1, 2007.
He previously served as OC Station, AVIPOL Police (2008), Deputy Commandant, AVIPOL Police and was in 2010 appointed Commandant to the time of his death. He is survived by a widow and one child.