Keith Muhakanizi, a prominent figure in Ugandan government circles, has passed away.
CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES | NOW THEN DIGITAL — Keith Muhakanizi, a prominent figure in Ugandan politics and the former Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Treasury, has passed away. Muhakanizi was serving as the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister at the time of his death.
- The former permanent secretary and secretary to the treasury (PSST) was holding the position of permanent secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) at the time of his death.
- The loss of such an esteemed figure has sent shockwaves throughout the community, as Muhakanizi was widely respected for his contributions to the public sector. Our thoughts are with his loved ones during this difficult time.
According to a family source, Muhakanizi passed away in Italy on Thursday evening. The exact cause of his death has yet to be determined.
The news of Muhakanizi’s untimely passing has sent shockwaves throughout Uganda’s political circles.
As a seasoned bureaucrat and economist, Muhakanizi was widely respected for his vast knowledge and experience in the field of public finance. His contributions to Uganda’s economic growth and development will not be forgotten.
Further details surrounding Muhakanizi’s passing are expected to emerge in the coming days, and our team will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.
Muhakanizi’s death confirmed
In a somber announcement today, Uganda Media Centre executive director, Ofwono Opondo, confirmed the passing of Keith Muhakanizi, a prominent figure in the Ugandan government.
Muhakanizi, who held the position of Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office and was a former long-serving Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Secretary to the Treasury, passed away in a Milan, Italy hospital where he was receiving treatment.
Expressing his condolences, Opondo spoke of Muhakanizi’s reputation as a friend to many, earned through his years of dedicated service to the nation.
“SAD! A friend to many. Keith Muhakanizi, Permanent Secretary Prime Minister’s Office, and former long-serving PS Ministry of Finance and Secretary to the Treasury has died from a Milan, Italy hospital where he has receiving treatment. May he Rest in Peace. Keith Muhakanizi was a friend to many because of his service. I commiserate with his family,”
SAD! A friend to many. Keith Muhakanizi, Permanent Secretary Prime Minister's Office, and former long-serving PS Ministry of Finance & Secretary to the Treasury has died from a Milan, Italy hospital where he has receiving treatment. May he Rest in Peace. @UgandaMediaCent pic.twitter.com/24CVbJ5ePz
— Ofwono Opondo P'Odel (@OfwonoOpondo) April 13, 2023
The cause of Muhakanizi’s illness has not been disclosed, though Opondo noted that the late official had been in and out of hospital prior to his passing.
As Uganda mourns the loss of a respected public servant, tributes continue to pour in from colleagues and acquaintances alike. May he Rest in Peace.
This is a developing story!