The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces is mourning the death of Bush War Hero Col Tusiime Sikage who passed away last night at one of the Hospitals in Ntinda. Col Sikage is among the 27 NRA Bush war Heroes. He hailed in Kiruhura District Western Uganda.
According to his friends,Col Sikagi has been sick for close to one month. “Afande has been sick for close to one month, his health conditions were not good,” says one of his close friends in Mbarara.
At the time of his death, Col Sikage was commanding reserve Force of 2nd Division based in Mbarara. When NRA captured power, Col Sikage commanded several Units in the army. He came into Lime light when he married one of the most beautiful ladies in Kampala called Naome Kamwine Sikage. The pair later separated when Naome started using his power while doing wrong things.
Col Sikagi while commanding Military Police based in Makindye, got drunk in Nankulabye and drove in a one way which resulted in to police arresting him. He reported to his bosses how he was abducted by rebels that put UPDF on tension.
But Police later informed army how he was found drunk and driving in one way and was in police custody at Katwe Police Station. President Museveni later ordered Gen James Mugira who was commanding Chief of Military Intelligence at that time to handle him.
Col Sikagi was taken to Kitante where CMI offices were and detained for close to two weeks. He was later released and put on Katebe for close to five months. President Museveni later redeployed him in second Division based in Mbarara under later Brig. Patrick Kankiruho for close supervision.
Col Sikage later got saved and abandoned alcohol and was later appointed head of reserve force in second divison. At the time of his death he was expected to be promoted to the rank of Brig. and more responsibilities were waiting for him.