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Bathroom Accident Claims Life of a UPDAF Top Commander

Brig General Steven Kiggundu dies in a bathroom accident

Brigadier General Felix Kulaigye, the defence spokesperson has revealed how a bathroom accident has claimed one of the most high ranking officials in the Force’s hierarchy. A statement put out by the Uganda Peoples’ Defense Force (UPDF) confirmed the death of Brig Gen Stephen Kiggundu, the deputy Commander of the Air Force wing.

The unfortunate incident happened on the 31st of March 2024. Apparently, the Brigadier General spent the day at home in fine health only to meet his death in the evening to this bathroom slip. He has been residing in Entebbe.

Furthermore, the statement from the UPDF read that he was going to be hugely missed especially by the Air Forces. His death has occurred at a time when the Forces are trying to strengthen Uganda’s air superiority.

“It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that the Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces inform the public of the untimely demise of Brig Gen Stephen Kiggundu the Deputy Commander of UPDF Air Forces which occurred in the evening of today 31 Mar 2024 at his official residence in Entebbe.” The statement from UPDF started.

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“Brig Gen Stephen Kiggundu was well all day until the evening of today when he met his death in his birth room. The UPDF fraternity and Uganda Peoples Defense Forces Air forces will miss Brig Gen Steven Kiggundu at this time when his services were most needed to continue strengthening our Air force capabilities. May the soul of the fallen Brig Gen Steven rest in eternal peace.” It ended.

Brief Biography

Brigadier General Stephen Kiggundu was just 3 days shy of his 47th birthday by the time of his untimely death. He was born on the 3rd of April 1977 in Bugonga and joined the Armed Forces in 1999 from Hoima.

He trained as a paratrooper from Israel. And he attained skills in Pilot Air Force management and Operations, Pilot Combat Trainer and Junior Command Tactics. He went ahead to also study from Air Command Staff College in the United States of America.

He had also served as the Squad Commander of the Uganda Fighter Jets previously. May his soul rest peacefully.