KAMPALA – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has said that Med Kaggwa, now the late, who has been the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) boss since 2009 has been a true friend and committed to advocating for human rights.
Kaggwa died on Wednesday morning after he allegedly collapsed in his car.
In a statement released on Wednesday evening, OHCHR has said that “We have lost a true friend and a passionate and committed advocate for human rights. He dedicated his life to the protection and promotion of human rights in Uganda and on the African continent. His commitment and leadership were instrumental in ensuring strong partnerships with various stakeholders, including OHCHR.”
They said that Hon. Kaggwa played a crucial role in supporting the engagement by the Government of Uganda with international and regional human rights mechanisms, and in ensuring follow-up to these recommendations at the national level.
“Under his leadership, UHRC and OHCHR engaged in a wide range of joint human rights interventions, both in Kampala and up-country,” they said.
“We wish to extend our deepest condolences to Hon. Kaggwa’s family and friends, as well as to the Commissioners and all staff of the Uganda Human Rights Commission,” added OHCHR.
“We are honoured to have known and engaged with Hon. Kaggwa. His legacy will continue to inspire and guide us in the advancement of human rights. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”
Kaggwa will be laid to rest on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 2:00 pm in Mpigi District.