Kampala Metropolitan police detectives were yesterday investigating the sudden death of a Ugandan-born Canadian doctor in Wakiso district.
Sources told The Observer that Dr Joseph Galiwango was yesterday morning found dead in a family house at Gobero village in Wakiso district. He was about 70 years, and a resident of Plot 17 Kimera road, Ntinda, in Kampala.
The deceased was married to Evelyn Henrietta Galiwango, and they had four sons who live in Canada and America Kampala Metropolitan police spokesman Patrick Onyango said they were informed of Galiwango’s death by Aaron Ssemate, the Gobero LC-I chairman.
“It was around 8:20am when Ssemate went to Kakiri police station and reported how Dr Galiwango was found dead in his house,” Onyango said.
Police detectives found a dead adult male in bed, with blood flowing from his nose and mouth. He was identified by locals as Galiwango. Onyango said the police was suspecting suicide but only a postmortem report would tell the exact cause of death.
Galiwango’s widow Evelyn Henrietta told us that she got the sad news at around 10:00am from neighbours in Gobero. She said her husband had gone missing at round 2:30pm on Tuesday May 6.
“I thought he had gone to Ntinda and that he will come back shortly,” she said.
When she called at around 5:30pm, his phone was off.
Evelyn then reported a case of a missing person at Ntinda police station and informed her sons in America and Canada. She said she was planning to run media announcements on Friday when the phone call came.
She said she had lived with her now-deceased husband in Canada from 1972 to 2012, when they returned to Uganda to retire.