Patrick Besigye Keihwa the former Kabale District LCV chairman who passed away yesterday will be laid to rest today on Saturday, June 12, 2021, the Daily Express has understood.
Keihwa succumbed to Covid19 on Thursday at Healthstone Clinic in Kyambogo Kampala, where he had been admitted for three days.
He had just returned from a benchmarking tour in Karamoja region on a USAID funded project.
Darious Nandinda the Kabale RDC says burial will be conducted under strict Covid 19 guidelines, with only 20 family members allowed at the burial ground.
The news of his passing shocked many in Kabale and around the region.
Dr Nicholas Thaddeus Kamara the Kabale Municipality MP described Keihwa as an able leader, a natural orator and one who fitted in all groups.
Keihwa was the 5th chairperson of Kabale district having in 2011 succeeded Adison Kakuru.
Patrick Besigye Keihwa’s life
Born on September 29th 1969 in Mwisi Kitumba Sub County to Godfrey Keihwa and Mauda Tibakaba, Keihwa went to Mwisi Primary School, St Marys College Rushoroza and then Bishop Stuart Primary teachers college where he obtain a primary teachers certificate.
He later joined Compassion International under the Diocese of Kigezi until in 2000 when Voice of Kigezi FM was opened in Kabale.
He joined the station as a Runyankole /Rukiga news anchor and proceeded to become the station manager.
In 2011, He joined politics when he was elected the district chairman and had served in the position until weeks ago when he left office, having failed to secure a third term.
Keihwa is survived by a widow Prudence Kyomuhangi with four children.