UMI mourns lecturer killed during protests

The Uganda Management Institute (UMI) has paid tribute to the fallen former staff, John Eliasaph Kittobe, for his contribution to the institute.

Kittobbe was shot dead on Wednesday during riots in the city centre.

Aged 72, Kittobbe was reportedly shot while walking from Mabirizi city complex along Kampala Road.

He served the prestigious institute as a lecturer and a senior accountant from 1999 until retirement.

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Speaking during requiem service at St. Luke’s Church of Uganda to intercede for the deceased on Friday, Dr¬†Saturninus Kasozi Mulindwa, a director at UMI said Kittobbe was not only hardworking¬† but a team player who was at good terms with each and every body at the institute.

“He was humble, friendly and a disciplinarian who threatened nobody,” he said.

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Kittobbe a resident of Naalya Housing Estate was one of the many victims of the violence that erupted after the arrest of National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine in Luuka district on allegations of undermining Covid-19 campaign guidelines.

The deceased’s wife, Lois Kittobbe celebrated the time they have had together in marriage for over 40 years.

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“He has been a good caring husband. God has called him and we thank him for that. His death was not by coincidence; his day had come” she said.

Source: New Vision