By Watchdog reporter
It is now 10 years since well decorated UPDF army officer Brigadier Noble Mayombo departed from the eyes of Ugandans.
Today Senior Presidential Advisor for Special operations Major Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba has saluted the late Mayombo on the 10th year of his demise.
“Today we remember our dear comrade and mentor Afande Mayombo who left us 10 years ago. RIP ndugu,” stated Muhoozi.
By the time of his death Mayombo had raised through army ranks to become a Brigadier. He was the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Defence and Board Chairman for Vision Group. In April 2007, Brigadier Noble Mayombo felt unwell and was admitted to Kololo hospital where he was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis a sudden inflammation of the pancreas, which causes the organ to leak its enzymes into the surrounding tissues and organs, leading the pancreas and surrounding organs to start digesting themselves (autodigestion).
The next day, his condition having worsened, he was transferred to the intensive care unit at International Hospital Kampala. His condition deteriorated further and on Sunday April 29, 2007, comatose, on life-support systems, he was flown to Agha khan Hospital in Nairobi Kenya. He was airlifted to Nairobi in the Presidential Gulfstream on the orders of President Yoweri Museveni his , mentor and trusted comrade, However, Noble Mayombo died at Agha Khan Hospital in Nairobi, due to complications of acute pancreatitis. At the time of his death, he was only forty two years old.
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