Second Deputy Prime Minister also Minister for East African Community Affairs, Kirunda Kivejinja ‘KK’ passes on aged 85.
News made rounds some days ago that he had passed on but a source from the family says that he has breathed his last at around 5pm today.
Mzee Kirunda has battling Covid-19 at Mulago National Referral Hospital for over a month.
Through his social media, Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda said; “We have learnt with deep sadness the passing of our elder, friend and comrade, 2nd Deputy PM Alhajji Ali Kirunda Kivejinja. His passing is a huge loss to the country, of a great Pan Africanist & repository of our history and journey of social, political and Economic transformation.”
He was born on June 12, 1935 and was a veteran Ugandan politician and senior presidential advisor to the President Yoweri Museveni. He previously served as Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of East African Community Affairs in the Cabinet. He was appointed to that position on June 6, 2016.