By Spy Uganda
Senior Presidential Advisor on Media and Public Relations, John Nagenda has died at 84-TheSpy Uganda reports.
President Museveni’s deputy Press Secretary, Faruk Kirunda announced the news saying that Neganda, a veteran journalist died on Saturday afternoon at Medipal International Hospital in Kampala where he had been admitted for weeks.
The same news has been announced by the Minister in Charge of the Presidency, Milly Babalanda who said Nagenda was unique, principled, and knowledgeable.
“I regret to announce the passing on of Senior Presidential Advisor on Media Matters, Mzee John Nagenda, who has passed on at Medipal in Kampala. He was unique, principled and knowledgeable. His services will be dearly missed,” she tweeted.
I regret to announce the passing on of Senior Presidential Advisor on Media Matters, Mzee John Nagenda, who has passed on at Medipal in Kampala. He was unique, principled and knowledgeable. His services will be dearly missed. BMB pic.twitter.com/hlcJQqmsqq
— Milly Babalanda (@millybabalanda) March 4, 2023
John Nagenda (25 April 1938 – 4 March 2023) was a Ruanda-Urundia-born Ugandan cricketer who played one One Day International in the 1975 World Cup for East Africa. He appeared in one first-class cricket match in England in 1975 and played cricket for Uganda. As a writer of fiction and poetry in the 1960s, he is regarded as having been one of the pioneers of writing in East Africa.
John Nagenda was also a Senior Media Advisor to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda. He said he started writing while he was at Budo in the 1950s. He returned to Uganda after Yoweri Museveni captured power through guerrilla warfare in 1986.
His book One Man’s Week: Unreserved Wisdom was published in 2019.