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Kamuli Municipality MP dies of COVID-19 infection

By Charles Etukuri

Added 14th November 2020 12:26 PM

Watongola becomes the second MP to succumb to the virus after Pallisa district Woman MP Faith Alupo who passed on in September.

Kamuli Municipality MP dies of COVID-19 infection

The late Rehema Watongola, (holding a microphone) during the endorsement of president Yoweri Museveni as the presidential candidate at Jinja SSS in August this year. Photo by Jackie Nambogga

Watongola becomes the second MP to succumb to the virus after Pallisa district Woman MP Faith Alupo who passed on in September.

Kamuli Municipality Member of Parliament Rehema Watongola is dead. Watongola succumbed to the Covid-19 infection from Mulago National Referral hospital on Saturday morning where she had been admitted. Ministry of Health has confirmed.

Watongola becomes the second MP to succumb to the virus after Pallisa district Woman MP, Faith Alupo who passed on in September.

By November 12, Uganda had cumulative 15,402 Covid-19 cases and Wotongola's death could increase the number of deaths which was 144.  The country had had 8,038 recoveries.

In 2017 Watongola reclaimed the Kamuli municipality parliamentary seat after beating four other candidates including Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) flag-bearer, Proscovia Salaamu Musumba.

She garnered 8726 beating her main rival, Musumba with a margin of close to three thousand votes.

Musumba, whose petition challenging Watongola's victory in February 2016 was the reason for the by-election, garnered 5778 votes.

Watongola, had lost the Kamuli Municipality National Resistance Movement primaries held in August this year to Mastula Namatovu and claimed that mercenaries from the National Unity Platform influenced the polls.

She proceeded and was nominated as an independent candidate for the 2021 General elections

More to follow.


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