By Our Reporter
Bob Kasanga has died from Luzira prison where he has been a captive since 2018. The lawyer passed away Saturday evening after suffering an illness in the prison. Commissioner General of Prisons, Dr.Johnson Byabashaija confirmed the death.
“He was a known heart patient and was on a lot of medication, confirming to reports that Kasango died of heart problems,” the Commissioner-General of Prisons, Dr. Johnson Byabashaija said.
“My brother and best friend, Robert Aldridge Kasango aka Q, just died in Murchison Bay Hospital inside Luzira prison this evening. One of the best lawyers ever, Q was also an intellectual, a great poet, journalist, sports analyst, humanist and a very kind and generous soul. RIP,” Mwenda tweeted.
Prisons spokesperson, Frank Baine told Daily Express that Kasango’s condition became worse at around 8pm and died as he was being rushed to Mulago, adding that the body is at Mulago for a postmortem report.
Kasango was convicted and sentenced to 16 years imprisonment in 2018 for unlawfully accessing money meant for pensioners with other three former top officials in the Ministry of Public Services with whom he was jointly accused in the matter.
The deceased was convicted of several counts of theft and forgery of two judicial documents to steal Shs15.4 billion of pension money and conspiracy to commit a crime after the money was diverted to the account of his Hall and Partners law firm by the three officials.
“Kasango’s sentence was to expire on December 20, 2034, but if he maintained good behaviour, the earliest possible date of release would have been August 31, 2029,” the Commissioner-General of Prisons.