The Second Deputy Prime Minister, Al-Hajji Ali Kirunda Kivejinja has died.
Mzee Kirunda has been battling #Covid-19 at Mulago National Referral Hospital for over a month.
According to the family source, the long serving minister who doubles as a historical of the ruling party National Resistance Movement will be remembered for his nationalism and loyalty to President Yoweri Museveni.
“It is true Mzee has gone. We thank the Almighty for his life”
Kivejinja studied at the Kibuli Junior School and Busoga College Mwiri in Uganda and then took a pre-university course at Madras Christian College before obtaining a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Zoology at Delhi University on a Government of India scholarship. While in India he was treasurer of the African Students Association which had among its members Bingu wa Mutharika, John Malecela and John Mataure.
was born on June 12, 1935 and was a veteran Ugandan politician and senior presidential advisor to the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni. He previously served as Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of East African Community Affairs in the Ugandan Cabinet. He was appointed to that position on June 6, 2016.