By AWORI ESTHER LUCY
KAMPALA, Uganda[SHIFTMEDIA] Fallen and longest serving Bank of Uganda Governor Prof. Tumusiime Emmanuel Mutebile will be buried on Monday at his ancestral home in Kabale.
According to the tentative funeral program released on Sunday evening, the body of the 72 year old governor who died from a Kenyan hospital arrives back home on Tuesday, January 25 2022.
Vigil in Kololo
There will be a vigil at the deceased’s home in Kololo on Wednesday evening and then a session in Parliament on Thursday starting at 10:00 am.
There will then be an official funeral at Kololo Independence Grounds starting at 10:00 am and the body will be flown to Kabale at the weekend.
Funeral in Kabale
A last funeral service will be held for the deceased at his ancestral home in Kabale on Monday prior to last send off.
According to the committee, this program remains tentative pending another meeting to be held on Wednesday after the body jets in.
What you need to know
Emanuel Tumusiime Mutebile was admitted to Nairobi Hospital on December 31, 2021, after he collapsed due to complications related to diabetes. He had been in and out of hospital in recent years for the same complications.
Prof Mutebile has been serving as Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Uganda since 2001 and was reappointed in 2021 for another term which was expected to end in January 2026.
He died at the age of 72, according to an announcement by Deputy Governor, Micheal Atingi-Ego.
Kenyan President Mourns Mutebile
In his message of comfort, President Kenyatta eulogized Mutebile as a reformer whose tenure at the helm of the Bank of Uganda ensured Uganda’s and the region’s economic stability and progress.
Governor of the central Bank of Kenya, Dr Patrick Njoroge said “I am deeply saddened by the news of this morning of the passing away of Prof Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile.
I interacted with the late Governor on numerous occasions since my joining the Central Bank of Kenya in June 2015. I am particularly grateful for his welcoming me into the community of East African Central Bank Governors, and I cannot forget the many courtesies he extended to me.”