Retired Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen. Ernest Mwita Kiaro has died. Gen. Kiaro, who served in the top military post in 1980s under retired President Ali Hassan Mwinyi, died of severe prostate cancer.
Speaking in a telephone interview yesterday, Gen. Kiaro’s son, Sylivester, informed that his farther died at 9:55am as he was being rushed to Bugando Referral Hospital in Mwanza.
He said the former army general had been undergoing treatment at the referral hospital for the last two years.
Gen. Kiaro’s spouse, Zainabu, informed that burial preparations were underway and the former CDF would be laid to rest in Tarime district, Mara region on a date to be announced later.