Ugandans on social media and friends of Entebbe MP Rose Mary Tumusiime have paid tribute to her late her grown daughter Doreen Tashobya Tumusiime and employee Patrick Busingye who died as she watched.
The grief-stricken MP fainted and was rushed to Entebbe Hospital where she is currently admitted. The tragedy occurred a few meters away from where the MP was. She was heading to State House to witness the swearing-in of new ministers.
A heavy truck smashed the MP’s daughter and her younger brother who was carrying her on a bike.
Rose is now left with three surviving children. Sadly, she was widowed only recently, in 2014. Her husband was the late Edward Gumizamu Tumusiime, NRM party stalwart in Entebbe, and former vice chairperson of NRM at Wakiso district.
Tit Bits About Rose Tumusiime
Born Iin Entebbe Grade B Hospital
Attended St. Theresa Primary School and Lake Victoria School
Attended Gayaza High School and Caltec Academy for her ‘O’ and ‘A’ level.
Holds a Bachelor’s of commerce degree (Marketing) from National College of Business Studies (Nakawa).
1984 – Got married to Edward Gumizamu Tumusiime who passed on in 2013 after succumbing to cancer. She is a mother of many “Nyosa Boona”.
Worked with Coffee Marketing Board (CMB) from 1988 – 1997.
Worked with CAA from 1997 -2001.
1989 – RCI Kitooro Central.
1991- RCIII Councilor Division ‘B’.
Councilor Nakasamba, Kakeeka, Kitasa and Bugonga and also served as women councilor at Mpigi District for three years.
2001-2016 councilor for Nakasamba, Kakeeka, Kitasa and Bugonga.
2006 – Chairperson Mothers Union. St. John’s Parish Church.
2014 – Head of Laity Entebbe Archdeaconry.
Besides politics she also involved in social and community work. she was instrumental in the formation of TASO Entebbe.