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Dr. Thomas Mbyemeire Barebwoha a Ugandan Medical practitioner,”Shwenkulu,” beloved Father and a friend to many was born on 21st December 1950 and died on 21st May 2022.
He was born to the late Fabiano Mbyemeire and Seperanza Katahikire, in Katojo, Kashongati, Hamurwa presently Rubanda District (formerly Kabale District).
Dr. Barebwoha studied at Nyamasizi Church School, before proceeding to Rubanda Primary school where he completed his primary studies. Thereafter, he proceeded to Kigezi College Butobere for his O’ Level and then Makerere College for his A’ level and finally Makerere University where he completed his Medical Degree (Bachelor’s in Medicine and Surgery).
During his medical internship and work in Mbale Hospital he met his beloved wife Mrs. Joy Florence Wegosasa Barebwoha and they went on to get married on Saturday 19th January 1985 at Christ the King Church, Kampala.
Sadly his wife passed on in 1995 leaving him as a single parent with young children to raise. He graciously took on the challenge and performed exceptionally well ensuring all complete their education and no doubt he is their hero.
Professionally, he worked at several Government Hospitals including Entebbe, Mulago, Mbarara and Bundibugyo. In 1982, Dr Barebwoha, decided to become one of the pioneers of private medical practice in Uganda. He returned to his home town of Kabale where he founded and managed Family Health Centre Nursing Home, a private hospital that served the Greater Kabale Community and beyond for thirty (30) years.
During this time, he mentored and employed many young healthcare workers while at his hospital and also inspired young folks to join the medical profession including his very own daughter Dr Racheal Tushabe.
Public Service came to him naturally, and despite his busy schedule as a practicing medical doctor, he also served as the LC 5 councillor for Hamurwa, Sub-County and Chairman District Health Committee of Kabale District.
Many also remember him as the Chairman for the Democratic Party in Kabale District. He also went on to have a stint at elective politics as a contestant for the Constituent Assembly and later Parliament, for the usually hotly contested Rubanda East seat currently occupied by Hon. Henry Ariganyira Musasizi, State Minister for Finance.
In 2000, Dr Barebwoha, moved back to Kampala and continued in Private Practice with a Clinic that served the areas of Kireka, Kyambogo and Bweyogere.
Unfortunately in 2014 during an unscheduled visit to the USA, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, but this did not stop his pursuits and hard work and continued to soldier on while receiving treatment until late 2020 when his disease advanced impairing his daily functioning capacity.
Dr Barebwoha was blessed to receive two sons in law and one daughter in law: namely Eng. Bob Ahimbisibwe (2009), Justine Namata Mujuni (2014) and Norman Muhwezi (2014).
He is survived by six (6) Children and nine (9) Grandchildren; namely; Eng. Ronnie Mutaka, Eng. Arnold Bareba Mujuni, Dr Racheal Tushabe Ahimbisibwe, Counsel Caroline Rukundo Muhwezi, Eng. Paul Mugisha and Timothy Barebwoha.
The Grandchildren are Ariella Mujuni, Kayla Ahimbisibwe, Chevonne Ahimbisibwe, Matthew Ahimbisibwe, Neil Muhwezi, Jasper Mujuni, Aron Mujuni, Myles Mugisha and Price Tushabe.
He will forever be missed by them, his in-laws extended family, friends, colleagues and his lovely patients.
May his soul rest in Eternal Peace.

There will be a Requiem Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Mbuya Catholic Church on Tuesday, 24th May 2022 starting at 09:00am.

Burial will take place at their ancestral home in KashongatiHamurwa, Rubanda District on Wednesday, 25th May 2022 at 04:00pm.

Informed are: Relatives, Friends and In-laws.    


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