Tumusiime Mutebile, the governor of the Bank of Uganda, has died.
Mutebile’s death was verified by Nairobi Deputy Governor Micheal Atingi-Ego, who said Mutebile died on 23rd January 2022 at Nairobi Hospital, where he had been hospitalized on December 31, 2021, after collapsing due to diabetes issues.
Several government officials have begun to remark on the governor’s death, with Minister of Works General Katumba Wamala expressing condolence messages to Bank of Uganda staff, workers, and Mutebile family members.
Following a long period of illness, signs that the most well-known Bank of Uganda governor was in poor health surfaced in March 2021.
Following 20 years at the helm of the Central Bank, a frail Mutebile arrived in Parliament for re-election, backed by advisers on both sides.
“The governor was physically frail but intellectually very strong,” says Luttamaguzi Ssemakula, the MP for Nakaseke South.