Teddy Seezi Cheeye is dead

Veteran journalist Teddy Seezi Cheeye is dead.

Cheeye, the publisher of Uganda Confidential news Magazine, was reportedly knocked dead by a speeding boda boda in Nakawa, Kampala today.   Cheeye, 60, has had a controversial career that took him from the newsroom to the Internal Security Organization-ISO where he served as director of economic monitoring.

In April 2009, the Anti-Corruption Court convicted Cheeye for embezzling 120 million shillings of the Global Fund and sentenced him to 10 years in jail. He was also ordered to refund 110 million of the money he embezzled.

He appealed in 2010, but the Supreme Court dismissed the case. He however served six of the ten years and was released a year ago for good conduct.

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