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Friday, June 2, 2023

Simon Peter Mukhama, the head of the Bible Society, is dead.

The country’s Christian community is in mourning over the passing of Simon Peter Mukhama, the Bible Society of Uganda’s general secretary and CEO.

According to initial reports, Mukhama passed suddenly this morning at Kampala’s Mengo Hospital, where he had apparently been admittedĀ for treatment after feeling ill the night before.

“It breaks my heart to discover that Mr. Simon Peter Mukhama, General Secretary of the Bible Society of Uganda, hasĀ passed away this morning. All Saints Cathedral Kampala tweeted on Friday morning, “May God comfort the family, Bible Society family, and all people of God.

Mukhama is recognized for printing a bilingual bible in Spanish and English in addition to establishing a braille Bible for the blind during his more than ten years as the head of Uganda’s Bible Society.

Born and raised in the Eastern Ugandan region of Mbale. Mukhama attended Nabumali Elementary School for his elementary studies and Nabumali High School for his secondary education.

He continued his education at Makerere University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration before going on to earn a master’s degree in the same field there.

At the time of his passing, he was a doctoral candidate in business administration with a leadership concentration at Walden University in the United States. Simon Peter Mukhama left behind a wife, Ruth, and four children at the time of his passing.

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