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COMFIRMED: NRA Bush War Hero Col. Kashillingi Dead.

The former National Resistance Movement commander Col. Ahmed kashillingi has died.

He passed away on Thursday morning according to the security minister Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi.

The fallen soldier who fought in the 5-year NRM Guillira war was also the father to the city lawyer Hussein kashilling.

Minister Muhwezi described the fallen commander as a” brave and dedicated soldier” adding ”may Allah rest the soul of the departed comrade in eternal peace”

Brief history

Col. Ahmed kashillingi was  Born in the Rukungiri district, Kashillingi completed his A-level at Abasiniya KCB in 1967 and traveled to Mbarara hoping to join the Uganda prisons but destiny dealt him a different hand when he was denied entry into Uganda prisons because of his height,kashilling was lodging with a relative when he heard of an army recruitment drive ongoing in the town,he rushed into town only to find that the process had already ended but that didn’t stop him this time.

When an order came for the recruits to board trucks destined for training school, he simply boarded as though he too had been selected. It marked the beginning of his career. His training would see him train in the UK (admin course), Iraq, and Libya (commando courses) in 1970s.

In 1992, he was charged with treason & imprisoned for years under tough conditions before his acquittal in 1995. Years later, he served in Uganda security where he worked as an advisor. Sadly, Col Kashillingi passed on early this morning.

 

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