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Kamuli MP Watongola dies of suspected COVID-19 infection

RIP: Rehema Watongola

RIP: Rehema Watongola

Kamuli municipality member of parliament, Hajat Rehema Watongola has died of suspected coronavirus disease at Mulago National Referral hospital. 

The deceased’s husband Badiru Watongola, who also doubles as the Kamuli municipality ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) chairperson told URN in a phone interview that his wife breathed her last around 11:30 am Saturday morning.

He said that the 54-year-old legislator was admitted with breathing difficulties but they are yet to confirm whether she succumbed to COVID-19 or some other illness.

Watongola's brother known as Sam Mubialiwo succumbed to COVID-19 on Thursday last week after being admitted in intensive care unit at Jinja Regional Referral hospital.

Samples were taken from the deceased's close relatives including Watongola but health officials declined to reveal the test results citing the privacy of those involved.

The late Watongola has been for a second term as Kamuli municipality MP on an independent ticket after losing the NRM flagbearer Mastula Namatovu in the party primaries.

Yesterday, another 185 new coronavirus cases and one new case were registered by the ministry of Health, raising the country's total cumulative cases to 15,402 and 144 deaths respectively with 8,038 recoveries.


0 #1 Kirya 2020-11-14 19:40
Covid 19 time to hit the state house tobget rid of the family of thugs.

NRM member's is a blessing to the country.vzmex
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0 #2 WADADA rogers 2020-11-15 09:44
Okay, lets assume she died of covid, why is it that the ministry never discloses the names of people who have die of covid in the name of privacy and yet when a prominent persons dies of the disease, its okay to announce that they died of covid19.

Given this exposure so far, i think the Government needs to give us a list of all those who have died of covid so that we rule out exaggeration of numbers of those who have died so far.
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0 #3 Ugthinker 2020-11-15 18:14
Do we really need these elections now that campaigns are an incubator for covid-19?

Why not consider scrapping these useless Museveni elections?

Greedy politicians and the general public need be saved from their recklessness!
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