By Andrew Irumba
President Yoweri Museveni’s personal Doctor and Permanent secretary Ministry of Health Dr. Diana Kanzira Atwiine on Wednesday morning lost her young brother Shadrack Tumwebaze, aged 34.
Tumwebaze, who was a serving military officer under refugees breathed his last on Wednesday at his home located along Kisaasi-Ntinda Road near Ndere Centre,a Kampala surbab, after along battle with cancer.
Our reporter on ground confirmed that the body is already at his elder sister Dr. Atwine’s home in Kisaasi-Kulambiro, a Kampala suburb for a vigil, from where it will be transferred tomorrow Thursday to their ancestral home in Kiruhura District for burial, which will be held on Friday.
This reporter also learnt from impeccable sources that Dr. Atwiine will not bury her young brother because of state duties.
“She requested the body to spend the night at her home in order to enable her pay her last respects, because she will not be available on Friday as she will travel with the President abroad on official state duties as his personal doctor. It is said the brother had wanted to talk to her before he breathed his last like the rest of his family members did but Atwine wasn’t available to get the chance to hear the last word from her brother. She is really devastated, she doesn’t know what he wanted to tell her,” a source said.
Minister Frank Tumwebaze’s wife, Florence is also sister to Shedrak and Diana Atwine.