Brig Geoffrey Kyabihende, Uganda's Defence attaché to the Democratic Republic of Congo has died.
He died at Nakasero Hospital on Monday of natural illness, according to a statement by the army spokesman, Brig Richard Karemire.
He said Brig Kyabihende has served in DR Congo since 2014.
"He has been an illustrious, highly trained, dedicated officer and a gentleman whose services will be greatly missed by the UPDF fraternity," Brig Karemire said.
Brig Kyabihende was a company commander in 3rd Battalion under Col. Lumumba at the time of the NRM/NRm liberation of Uganda in 1986 and rose to the level of Brigade and Division commander in various NRM/ UPDF unit and formations during the time of service, according to the statement.
The fallen officer also served as Director Liaison NRA/ British Military training, deputy camp commandant and Chairman Division Court Martial Land force headquarters- Bombo as well as Cantonment Commander, Magamaga.
Brig. Karemire said burial arrangement in Kazo District for the fallen general would be announced later.