Bank of Uganda Governor, Tumusiime Mutebile Dead in Nairobi, His Cause of Death

Posted on Jan 23, 2022
By Sean Musa Carter
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Bank of Uganda governor, Professor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile has been confirmed dead at a Nairobi Hospital in Kenya where he had been receiving medical attention in the previous few weeks.

According to three family members, Mutebile, the longest serving governor passed away at 5:30am this morning after a period of being unwell.

The news was also confirmed by Deputy Governor Micheal Atingi-Ego who announced that Mutebile died this morning at Nairobi Hospital where he had been admitted on December 31, 2021.

Mutebile Cause of Death:

Professor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile  was flown out to Nairobi after he collapsed due to complications related to diabetes.

Signs that the best known Bank of Uganda governor was in frail health were exhibited in March 2021, following a long stint of absence due to sickness.

A weak Mutebile, supported by aides on both ends, appeared at Parliament for vetting for another term in office following 20 years at the helm of the Central Bank.

Who Was Mutebile?

Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile served as Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Uganda from 2001 to until his passing today.

A seasoned professional economist and reformer, he spearheaded the design and implementation of the Economic Reform Program that restored Uganda from the economic crises of the 1970s and 1980s to sound economic performance during his service as the Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Treasury in the ministry responsible for finance, planning, and economic development.

He worked as a consultant for multilateral and regional organizations including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of East and Central Africa, UK Department for International Development, the North South Institute in Canada, and for the governments of Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Eritrea, and Nepal.

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