Maj. Gen.(Rtd) Kasirye Gwanga is dead.
RTD) Maj. Gen. Kasirye Gwanga died on Tuesday morning at Nakasero Hospital where he has been receiving specialized medical care for the last two weeks.
Gwanga (68) has been battling an illness that threatened his life since April this year when he was rushed to Mbuya Army Hospital by UPDF leadership for treatment sparking reports that he had been arrested.
RTD) Maj. Gen. Kasirye Gwanga was born in Mubende district 1952 severed in the army for 47 years and retired in 2018 served in the army for 47 years. and retired in 2018 ,He was born in 1952 in Mubende District, to a father who was a hunter and farmer.
He attended Katakala Primary School, and then he studied at Kibuli Secondary School for his O-Level education. After finishing Senior 4, he joined the Uganda Army in 1972.
Following boot camp and initial training, he was posted to Arua in the West Nile sub-region, as a map reader, serving in that capacity until 1977. In 1978, he was promoted to the position of artillery officer and the following year, he was promoted to the rank of staff sergeant.
In 1978, the Tanzania People’s Defence Force (TPDF)
In 1978, the Tanzania People’s Defence Force (TPDF) invaded Uganda. In April they captured Kampala and deposed Idi Amin. Kasirye Ggwanga surrendered and was taken to Tanga, Tanzania, as a prisoner of war.