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Museveni’s grandpa dies at 118

By Vision Reporter

Added 29th May 2008 03:00 AM

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni’s grandparent, Yosia Rujunzana, has died at the age of 118, according to a statement from State House.

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni’s grandparent, Yosia Rujunzana, has died at the age of 118, according to a statement from State House.

By Vision Reporter

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni’s grandparent, Yosia Rujunzana, has died at the age of 118, according to a statement from State House.

The deceased was a paternal uncle to the late Esteri Kokundeka, the mother of the President.

Museveni was among the mourners, who last week attended Rujunzana’s burial at Kabaserwe village in Kakamba parish, Isingiro district.

The deceased, born in 1890 in present day Ntungamo district, passed away on May 19.

“Museveni said Rujunzana had a successful life because he did not take alcohol, cherished hard work and above all, was God-fearing,” said the press release.

The President noted that he would not mourn Rujunzana’s demise but celebrate the gift of life which God gave him.

He particularly praised the old man for sheltering his mother during the period he (Museveni) was in the bush, while leading the guerilla struggle from 1981 to 1985.

Meanwhile, Museveni said the Government planned to tarmac the Mbarara-Kikagati Road, provide piped water from River Kagera and dig up more valley dams in the area to avert water shortage.

Museveni’s grandpa dies at 118

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