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Former Agriculture Minister Prof. Rubaihayo dead

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Professor Patrick Rubaihayo, the former State Minister of Agriculture under President Milton Obote second government has died.

Rubaihayo died at his up-country home in Rubare in Kashari County Mbarara District. According to family sources, he felt unwell after dinner before he was rushed to hospital but unfortunately, he didn’t make it.

“It is true the Congressman has passed on, he was well the whole day and we have been taken unaware but his death” a family member who preferred anonymity told Eagle Online.

Biotechnologist, Rubaihayo returned to Makerere University after the collapse of their government and has been teaching and conducting research majorly on food production at the university college of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

He represented Mbarara North in Parliament between 1981-1985

Mr. Peter Walubiri, a seasoned lawyer and a leader of one of the party factions of the Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) under which the later Rubaihayo subscribed described him as forthright nationalist who served his country with dedication.

“He was a forthright nationalist who served as Minister, Member of Parliament and various capacities in the party. He leaves a happy legacy, he was never a pretender, he was an academic, he served Makerere and other organisations Diligently” Mr Walubiri said.

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