President Paul Kagame and his family have sent a message of condolence to the family of Chief Justice Sam Rugege following the death of his father, Canon Mutware William Iyakaremye Rugege.
Canon Rugege died last week at Nakasero Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, aged 98 and was laid to rest at his adopted home in Omungyenyi, Ntungamo District, in Western Uganda on Saturday.
He succumbed to cardiac arrest after suffering from deep vein thrombosis on both of his legs, doctors said.
Thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel, obstructing the flow of blood through the circulatory system.
“To everyone who knew this parent, he was a humble man of outstanding integrity throughout his life; he was a God fearing person. He loved people and his work,” the condolence message reads.
On behalf of the Government of Rwanda and his family, the Head of State expressed deepest condolences to the family of Prof. Rugege and wishes the entire family of late Mzee Rugege strength during the difficult moments.
François Ngarambe, the Secretary General of Rwanda Patriotic Front also sent a message of Condolence to Prof. Rugege and his family.
“On behalf of the RPF-Inkotanyi and on my own behalf, I send condolences to the Rugege family. We are deeply saddened by the passing of your parent. We pray that the almighty God gives you courage, strength and support to come to terms with this loss,” he said.
“Although this is an enormous loss, be comforted by the gift of life you received from your parent. Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your parent.”