Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile, the Governor of Uganda’s Central Bank, died in Kenya.
Mutebile died on Sunday, January 23, while getting treatment at the Nairobi Hospital, according to a statement from the Bank of Uganda (BoU).
His death was lamented by the BoU, who praised him as a valiant commander.”It is with profound sadness that the Bank of Uganda announces the death of its Gallant Governor, Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile.
“He passed away at the Nairobi Hospital on Sunday, January 23 at around 5.00a.m,” read the statement in part.
“I am particularly grateful for his welcoming me into the community of East African Central Bank Governors and I cannot forget the many courtesies to me. I also extend the heartfelt sympathies to my fellow Governors. We will miss his wise counsel , experience and gentle humor,” Njoroge wrote.
A seasoned professional economist, Mutebile was at the helm of BoU and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Uganda since 2001.