By AWORI ESTHER LUCY
KAMPALA-SHIFETMEDIA- President Museveni has ordered a deeper probe into the death of Dr, Cyprian Kizito Lwanga the Arch Bishop of Kampala.
Museveni was addressing mourners early on Tuesday during the National Prayers held at Kololo Independence Grounds.
He was accompanied by his wife Hon, Janet Kataha Museveni, Vice President Edwards Kiwanuka Sekandi, Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda and Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga.
“At some point, I will need to hear from (his) doctors why his health wasn’t managed leading to his death,” said Museveni.
A Post-mortem report carried indicated that the late Archbishop of Kampala Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga died of a heart attack caused by a blood clot.
The Diocesan Health Coordinator for Kampala Archdiocese, Dr Dr Andrew Ssekitooleko told mourners that Lwanga died of Ischemic heart disease after a coronary heart thrombosis.
“This means a heart attack that is due to a blood clot that was found inside the artery that supplies blood to the heart,” Dr Ssekitooleko said.
“When this happens, it takes three to five minutes for one to die.”
Putting away any doubts, the Kampala Archdiocese Health Coordinator said the post-mortem was carried out by four senior pathologists at Mulago and in the presence of two family representatives and two doctors appointed by the Catholic Church.
He also noted that the deceased had a history of heart complications.
Former presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi on Saturday said Archbishop Lwanga’s death raised many questions since a day before, he was well and had used the opportunity to once again condemn government excesses
“I was shocked to hear about his death. The doctors told me including my doctor, (Dr Atwine Diana) that the condition that led to his death was known, if so why didn’t the doctors handle it?” he asked.
“The doctors have been managing this for some time they will have to explain at a later stage,” said Museveni.
Prayers at Kyabakadde
The body of the cleric was later flown aboard a military chopper to his ancestral home in Kyabakadde in Nagalama Mukono district. To accompany the body was minister for Youth Affairs Nakiwala Kiyingi. A requiem mass was conducted in Kyabakadde.
Arch Bishop Kizito Lwanga will be buried in Rubaga Cathedral tomorrow (Thursday) April 10 2021
– Additional reporting by Patrick Jaramogi