By Kampala Post Reporter
The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces fraternity with deep sorrow announces the demise of Brigadier Geoffrey Kyabihende Taban
The officer passed away on Monday morning at Nakasero Hospital aged 56.
”Brig Taban had since May 2014 been Uganda’s Defence Attaché to the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has been an illustrious, highly trained, dedicated officer and a gentleman whose services will greatly be missed by the UPDF fraternity,” said UPDF Spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire in the statement.
Available information indicates that Brig. Kyabihende has been admitted at the hospital since last week and he succumbed to cancer.
The Special Presidential Advisor on Special Operations, Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba was among the officers to eulogise Brig Kyabihende through his twitter handle.
“Very sad to hear about the passing of our comrade Brigadier Taban Kyabihende. We shall miss his dedication and energy! May he RIP,” Gen Muhoozi tweeted.
Brig Kyabihende was a Company Commander in 3rd Battalion under Col Lumumba at the time of the NRA/NRM liberation of Uganda in 1986 and rose to the level of Brigade and Division Commander in various NRA/UPDF units and formations during his time of service.
Other position he held include:
1. Director Liaison NRA/British Military Training Team (BMTT).
2. Deputy Camp Commandant and Chairman Division Court Martial – Land Force Headquarter - Bombo
3. Cantonment Commander Magamaga.
Brig Karemire said that burial arrangements in Kazo District for the fallen General will be announced soon.
He concluded that “May the soul of Brigadier General Geoffrey Kyabihende Taban Rest in Eternal Peace.”