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Former MP Issa Kikungwe dead

RIP: Issa Kikungwe

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 has been DP national treasurer since 2010. Mao said this was the second surgery, after the first one which was done in India some years back. 
 
According to Mao, Kikungwe never regained consciousness after the surgery. Mao adds that Kikongwe was spearheading the fundraising for the construction of Ben Kiwanuka House, a building to be named after former chief justice Ben Kiwanuka who was killed in 1972.
 
According to Mao, Kikungwe was a strong pillar of DP who was spearheading the process of building a solid financial accountability mechanism for the party.
 
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."

 

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