Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah paying respect to Beijukye at Parliament.

Bright Rwamirama State Minister for Veteran Affairs has blamed the death of MP William Beijukye on the influx of refugees in Uganda.
He blames his death on refugees because ‘they bringing strange diseases in Uganda’.

The Minister made the remarks today during a special sitting held today to pay tribute to the former Ruhaama County MP who died at Nsambya Hospital on Saturday after battling Hepatitis B.

Rwamirama kicked off his speech by describing Beijukye as a pleasant fellow who was full of purpose saying government did whatever was necessary, but in the end, he bowed out.

“Uganda has been a very peaceful country. We have allowed refuges to settle here. When these refugees come, they bring diseases. It is important to make sure all refugees that come here are vaccinated,” Rwamirama said.

The special sitting was poorly attended with Opposition MPs continuing with their boycott of Parliament business by staying away from the proceedings.
With a section of few Independent MPs taking up seats on the Opposition side, Gerald Karuhanga, Ntungamo Municipality MP called on Opposition MPs to put aside their differences even when they are faced with controversial issues like the Age Limit Bill.
The 46 year old Beijukye was born on September 8, 1971, and replaced First Lady Janet Museveni as MP for Ruhaama County, after she bowed out of elective politics in 2015.
He is survived by four children three boys and one girl, with a wife Allen Beijukye and will be laid to rest tomorrow at his ancestral home in Ntungamo district and he becomes the fourth MP die since the inception of the 10th Parliament.

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