Former Kyadondo South member of parliament and Democratic Party (DP) national treasurer, Hajji Issa Kikungwe is dead.
According to Norbert Mao the DP president general, Kikungwe, 54, died this morning from Mengo hospital after undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumour.
Kikungwe served in the ninth Parliament of Uganda from 2011 to 2016 as a directly elected member of parliament for Kyadondo South constituency.
During the 2016 general elections, Kikungwe contested as the DP flag bearer in the Kampala mayoral elections but lost to Erias Lukwago. He is remembered for doing his campaigns by engaging passengers in buses and taxis around the city.
Lukwago posted on his Facebook wall this morning describing Kikungwe as a brother and his death as "shocking and sad."
"I spent the night in Bukedi sub region on a Togikwatako/ Red Ribbon campaign but have woken up to shocking and sad news of the death of our brother, Hon Issa Kikungwe. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Inna lilahi wa inna ilaihi rajihun."