Kampala International University (KIU) is mourning its board member, Adrian Kyamugina, who died on Sunday after a short illness.
Kyamugina, also a former commissioner for Customs at the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), was a member of the KIU Board of Trustees, the University Council and the chairperson of the Finance and Strategic Planning Committee and the Bursary Committee.
“He was highly respected in the KIU community and will be missed tremendously by all those who had the honour of meeting him,” a KIU statement read
“Each of us not only grieves at the passing of a great individual but also for the loss that his family and friends suffer. On behalf of the KIU community, we offer Mr. Kyamugina’s family and friends our most heartfelt condolences in this difficult time,” the statement adds.
A requiem Mass will be held on Tuesday at St Charles Lwanga Catholic Church in Ntinda, Kampala, at 10am. Lastly, the burial ceremony will take place in his hometown in Bwatogo, Bushenyi District, on Thursday at 2pm.
Kyamugina also contested for the Bushenyi District chairman seat but lost.
Meanwhile, several condolence messages in his honour keep coming through.
Higiro Ignatius said: “It’s easy to say rest in eternal peace. I knew Kyamugina and worked with him closely during my secondment to Uganda Revenue Authority and it is the reason that I have always been updated wherever he went.”
The education secretary for Mbarara Archdiocese, Rev Fr Gervase Nshekanimanya, said: “It was a certain Sunday when I met Adrian in 1990 at Bubangizi Parish. He narrated to me how he had been brought up by the missionaries. He asked me of a project that the Parish was undertaking so as he could lend a hand. At that time we were building a commercial house at Kashenshero Trading Centre. He pledged 20 bags on Sunday and delivered them on Monday. What a Spirit!”