KISORO – Catherine Mukarwamo, the mother of Gen Kale Kayihura, has died at the age of 92.
Mukarwamo was the first-born child of Nyamihana, a former chief of Nyakabande Village. Nyamihana was also the father of Justice Joseph Mulenga Nyamihana, who served as President of the East African Court of Justice and died on 29 August 2012.
Details of the burial arrangements are yet to be communicated.
Gen Kayihura’s father John Komuluyange Kalekezi, one of the Ugandans who fought for the African Great Lakes nation’s independence, which occurred on 9 October 1962, died in an airplane crash in Kiev, Ukraine on 17 August 1960, when the former police chief was only four years old.
Kayihura married Angella Kayihura, a Kenyan of Rwandese descent. She is the granddaughter of Rudahigwa, the last king of pre-independence Rwanda. The Kayihuras are the parents of two children.
Kayihura was born in Kisoro District, Western Uganda, on 26 December 1955.