PM Rugunda: Blood clot caused Prof Nsibambi’s death

Government has revealed the cause of death of former Prime Minister Prof Apolo Nsibambi who died on Tuesday evening.

The longest serving prime minister died at his home in Bulange Zone, Rubaga Division in Kampala but since then, the country did not know the cause of the death of the retired politician.

During a special sitting of Parliament in which Members of Parliament paid tribute to the deceased on Friday, Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda said that Prof Nsibambi succumbed pulmonary embolism.

“The cause of death according to the post-mortem report by doctors is pulmonary embolism which is a clot in the lungs,” Dr Rugunda said.


Different medical books define pulmonary embolism as a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs.

In most cases, pulmonary embolism is caused by blood clots that travel to the lungs from the legs or, rarely, other parts of the body known as deep vein thrombosis.


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