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Museveni calls for further probe into Archbishop Lwanga’s death

Museveni said at some point he will need to hear from the doctors of the Archbishop, on why his illness was not well managed, leading to his death.

President Yoweri Museveni has called for a further probe the death of fallen Kampala Archbishop Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga who passed away on Saturday last week.

Speaking on Tuesday morning at a government-organized funeral event at Kololo independence grounds in Kampala, President Museveni said he was dissatisfied with the explanation given by the doctors.

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Museveni said at some point he will need to hear from the doctors of the Archbishop, on why his illness was not well managed, leading to his death.

“I was in shock when I heard that the Archbishop had died, so I inquired and spoke to the Police surgeon who was involved in post-mortem and the other doctors, and asked them to explain,” Museveni revealed.

“The doctors said that the condition that killed him is well known… I even asked my doctor, (Diana) Atwiine… But if the condition was known, what did you do about it?”

According to postmortem results announced by the Archdiocesan doctor, Dr Charles Ssekitoleko, Bishop Kizito Lwanga, 68, succumbed to Ischemic heart disease, a condition that causes blood clotting leading to blockage of arteries that supply blood to the heart.

In this case, Museveni says, the illness should have been managed and the death prevented.

“Really, even if you are saying that God has called us, I would want people of value to stay here as long as possible,” he said.

“The doctors were managing him for a long time. They should explain at some stage. I have heard that there is a test called ECG which can measure the activity of the heart muscle, but cannot detect the fat blockage in the blood vessel. I heard that for this there is another test (the Two-dimensional echocardiography) …If that is the case why wasn’t it done? At some stage I would like that side to be clarified.”

Lwanga will be laid to rest at Rubaga cathedral on Thursday April 9, this week.

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