President Yoweri Museveni has paid tribute to fallen NRA/UPDF veteran army officer Brig. Geoffrey Kyabihende ‘Taban’, who succumbed to Cancer on Monday morning at Nakasero Hospital.
The president joined mourners at a vigil held at the Late Kyabihende’s home in Bunga, Kampala on Wednesday evening, where he appreciated the deceased’s contribution in the liberation struggle.
“Officers like Kyabihende who joined the struggle when young have made a great contribution. These officers played a crucial booster and multiplier effect in our struggle. Kyabihende helped us recruit young Bakiga into the struggle,” Museveni said.
“When you see that Uganda is at peace and has contributed to regional peace, it is because these people sacrificed their adult lives for this,” he added.
President Museveni also called on the NRA, FRONASA and UPDF fraternity to support children of deceased comrades so that “their sacrifice is not in vain”.
He pledged to support Kyabihende’s children who are still studying.
Brig. Kyabihende was the Deputy Commander of the 3rd Battalion that captured Kampala in 1986 and also served on President Museveni’s guard squard.
By the time of his death, he was Uganda’s Defence Attaché in Kinshasa, DRC.
He will be laid to rest on Friday 11th August in Kazo, Kiruhura District.
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