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Namutumba LC V Chairperson Succumbs to Covid-19

The deceased’s nephew, Hajji Siraji Gusongweire, who also doubles as the Namutumba District National Resistance Movement-NRM Chairperson, says his uncle was admitted two months ago with cardiac-related illness.
Late Saleh Kumbuga, file photo. (Photo credit, Reacheal Wambuzi).

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Namutumba District LC V Chairperson Hajji Saleh Kumbuga is the latest COVID-19 victim.

Kumbuga died this morning at Mulago National Referral Hospital, where he had spent two weeks in intensive care, according to the Lands State minister and Bukono County MP, Persis Namuganza. 

The deceased’s nephew, Hajji Siraji Gusongweire, who also doubles as the Namutumba District National Resistance Movement-NRM Chairperson, says his uncle was admitted two months ago with cardiac-related illness.

“Hajji Kumbuga has been battling heart-related illnesses for about four years. At the time of his death, Hajji Kumbuga had been admitted at Mulago hospital for close to two months,” he says.

Yusuf Dabada, the Namutumba District Male Youth councilor says Kumbuga will be remembered for his efforts to inspire youth to aspire for bigger leadership positions.

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Kumbuga first served as Namutumba town council LC V Councilor for two terms before contesting for the LC V Chairperson’s seat in 2016.

In 2019, he announced his decision to step down from elective politics because of his deteriorating health on the advice of his medics.    

He, however, backtracked on his decision and decided to run in the NRM primaries for the Eastern Region Elderly’s representative and lost. His condition deteriorated thereafter.

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