Former MP Issa Kikungwe Passes On

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Former Kyadondo South Member of Parliament, Hajji Issa Kikungwe, is dead. Democratic Party president Norbert Mao says Kikungwe died today after undergoing surgery at Mengo Hospital to remove a brain tumor. Kikungwe has been the DP National Treasurer since 2010.

Former Kyadondo South Member of Parliament, Hajji Issa Kikungwe, is dead.
 
Nobert Mao, the Democratic Party (DP) president general confirmed the news this morning in a phone interview with URN. 

Kikungwe has been the DP National Treasurer since 2010.  

Mao says Kikungwe died today after undergoing surgery at Mengo Hospital to remove a brain tumor. This surgery was the second after the first one done in India over the same illness. He was 54.  

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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.
 
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Kikungwe represented Kyadondo South for over 10 years until 2016.
 
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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