The Christian fraternity in the country is mourning the death of Simon Peter Mukhama, who has been the General Secretary of the Bible Society of Uganda.
Mukhama passed away Friday morning at Mengo Hospital in Kampala where he had reportedly been rushed for treatment.
Details of the cause of his death were still scanty by press time.
“It’s so sad to learn of the passing on of the General Secretary of the Bible Society of Uganda, Mr. Simon Peter Mukhama this morning. May God comfort the family, Bible Society family and all people of God,” All Saints Cathedral Kampala tweeted on Friday Morning.
In life and in the role that he held for more than a decade, Mukhama was dedicated to ensuring that everyone engages with the Bible in a language they understand best. He led various fundraising to support the translation of the Bible into different languages.
Mukhama was in a 2019 article by this publication described as the man who makes the Bible “fun and cool”
When Pope Francis came to Uganda in 2015, Mukhama published a bilingual bible in Spanish and English that was presented to the Pope by President Museveni, The Monitor reported.
In line with making the Bible available to everyone, he launched a Braille Bible for the blind.
He was born and raised in Mbale and attended Nabumali Primary School, Nabumali High School before joining Makerere University where he attained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
He thereafter pursued a Master’s degree in Business Administration.