Human rights commission boss Kaggwa dies

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Hon. Med Kaggwa, Chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission.

Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) chairperson Med Kaggwa has died.

Kaggwa passed on Wednesday at Case Hospital in Kampala.

The former Kawempe South MP and lawyer collapsed while driving his official car around Mulago.

Kaggwa was driving himself in the UHRC official vehicle on Wednesday morning at about 7.30am.

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Dr Patrick Kaliika, the Medical Director of Case Hospital, told media that Kaggwa was brought in by a doctor from Mulago Hospital who found him unconscious in his car at the Mulago roundabout.

“The doctor started a one man CPR (resuscitation) with mouth to mouth respiration and cardiac compressions. He was brought in to Case ICU while still unresponsive and on basic life support. No vital signs of life were detected on arrival,” Dr Kaliika said.

He was declared dead at 9:00 am. The family reported that he was a known hypertensive of treatment.

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