Kevin a renowned journalist and one of the founders of the Monitor newspaper died yesterday at the Kampala international hospital where he was admitted suffering from headache.
A statement released by the Observer last evening said that Aliro was first admitted at Kadic Hospital on October 4 complaining of a headache.
Two days later he was transferred to International Hospital Kampala where he was hospitalized for a week. Upon discharge, Aliro traveled to the UK to recover, and returned on October 30th.
Aliro is widely remembered as one of the courageous journalists who covered the conflicts in the Great Lakes region especially the RPA war in Rwanda, and the Kisangani clashes between the Ugandan and Rwandan armies.
He worked as a reporter, features editor, sports editor, training and production editor and editor.
He left the Monitor publication in December 2003 to co-found The Weekly Observer, where he was managing editor.
His body has been transferred to his Nalya home in Kampala, today.
A requiem mass is scheduled for tomorrow in Kampala, and thereafter the body will be taken to Nkonkonjeru in Mukono District for burial on Tuesday.
John Kevin Ogen Aliro is survived by a wife and four children