Former Ugandan Vice President and retired General Mustafa Adrisi passed away on Sunday morning at Mulago Hospital in Kampala.
Adrisi served under Idi Amin’s regime as Vice President between 1977 and 1978. He was admitted to Mulago Hospital with diabetes and hypertension on July 14.
General Mustafa who passed on at 91 has been battling diabetes and hypertension for some time. In February 2008 he was taken in critical condition at Mulago hospital but he later recovered.
At the time, President Museveni sent a UPDF chopper to pick Adrisi from his home in Arua when he fell sick.
Mustafa Adiris, while still Vice President in 1978, was injured in a suspicious road accident along Kampala Jinja-Highway. The accident reportedly led to a mutiny by troops loyal to him. The late President Idi Amin in return deployed troops quell the mutineers that were fleeing towards the Uganda- Tanzania boarder. The incident reportedly sparked off the Uganda-Tanzania war in1979.