HAGUE/KAMPALA —Former Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) Party Vice President Joseph Bbosa has died.
Mr. Solomon Muyita, the Judiciary Spokesperson, in a statement said Bbosa, who is also the husband to the International Criminal Court-ICC Judge, Salome Balungi Bbosa breathed his last in The Hague, Netherlands.
He said Bbosa died at a hospital in Netherlands where he’d been receiving treatment.
“We regret to announce the sudden passing of Mr. Joseph Bbosa, the husband to the Hon. Lady Justice Solome Balungi Bbosa of the International Criminal Court, which occurred in The Hague, Netherlands”, reads Muyita’s message.
The exact cause of death remains unknown.
He said the the funeral arrangements will be communicated in due course.
Bbosa assumed the UPC party presidency when Dr Olara Otunnu bowed out in May 2016 to pave way for elections, which led to a protracted court battles.
The development saw the party splitting in two rival factions allied to Akena and Bbosa.
He is a lawyer by profession and he was Otunnu’s guild government as minister for justice and constitutional affairs.
After university, Bbosa started his career as legal officer at Bank of Uganda until he rose to the position Director of legal affairs.
He retired mid 2000s and ventured into business.
He surfaced in UPC politics after the return of Otunnu and was named Vice President.
He contested in the Makindye East constituency race in the last elections under UPC but lost.