The Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) Coordinator for Bamunanika in Luweero District, Lt Col Sam Nkeera has Thursday morning passed on.
Although details regarding his death are scanty, Defense Deputy spokesperson, Lt Col Deo Akiiki, confirmed his death to this news website before saying that the army leadership will issue details soon.
It is reported that the deceased senior military officer has been sick and hospitalised for some time.
Until his death, Lt Col Nkeera was OWC coordinator in charge of Bamunanika constituency, which comprises Zirobwe, Bamunanika, Kalagala, Kikyusa and Kamira sub counties. He is credited for encouraging the growing of spices in the areas.
Nkeera’s death is third in just a day for senior and veteran UPDF officers including Maj Gen Eric Mukasa who has been serving as the Chief of Staff of the Reserve Forces. He passed on Thursday morning at Nakasero hospital.
The other is Brig Gen Victor Twesigye, who breathed his last after he falling in a bathroom at his home in Nyarushanje, Rukungiri district. According to Brig Karemire, Brig Gen Twesigye had recently been appointed Uganda Defence Liaison Officer at EAC Headquarters in Arusha.
May their souls rest in eternal peace.