Andrew Muwonge Death and Obituary: URN. According to Andrew Muwonge, the Chairperson of the Kayunga LC V, the reports that are pouring in relate his death to hypertension and diabetes. However, the specific cause of his death is still unknown at this time.
Hajji Nsereko Mutumba was recently appointed as the Resident District Commissioner for Kayunga, and before that, he served as the spokesperson for the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council. The people and the officials of Kayunga district are still in shock over his unexpected death. At the Rubaga hospital this morning, Hajji Mutumba was found to have passed away.
According to Andrew Muwonge, the Chairperson of the Kayunga LC V, the reports that are pouring in relate his death to hypertension and diabetes. However, the specific cause of his death is still unknown at this time. According to Muwonge, the information that is now available reveals that Hajji Mutumba felt ill last night and was hurried to the Rubaga hospital by his family; however, he was unable to make it there in time.
“We are so saddened for losing an RDC of his age, he has been a parent to us and a leader of dignity admired by everyone,” Muwonge said. “As a district, we are so saddened for losing an RDC of his age.” In March of this year, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni appointed Hajji Mutumba Kayunga as the Regional Deputy Commissioner.
According to Mike Sseggawa, the Deputy Resident City Commissioner for Jinja South, Hajji Mutumba was able to attend and finish the recently concluded week-long retreat that was held at Kyankwanzi and appeared to be in good health during the entire experience.
Collins Kafeero, a resident of Kayunga, claims that very few RDCs make the time to socialize with members of the community during their free time, as has been the case with Hajji Mutumba. According to Kafeero, Hajji Mutumba was able to drive within the town of Kayunga, park on the road, and travel throughout the town greeting people and learning about the difficulties they face.
According to Ashraf Muvawala Zziwa, the UMSC Public Relations Officer, a complete report of the passing of Hajji Mutumba would be made public as soon as possible after the required consultations have taken place. He says that the council, on the advice of His Eminence Sheikh Shaban Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda, has recommended that the burial of the deceased take place around four o’clock in the afternoon.
“A meeting is currently in progress, and once we come to a decision about whether or not to follow His Eminence’s recommendation, we will hold the funeral prayers at the national mosque before transporting him for the last send-off. We are going to have an official announcement made not long after the conclusion of the last meeting. Zziwa stated.
Hajji Mutumba was in his late 60s. Following the conclusion of his contract in 2020, he stepped down from his position as spokesperson for the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, which was situated in Old Kampala and which he had held for a number of years. The late Hajji Mutumba established the Kampala Cattle Traders and Butchers Association in 1982 and the Foundation for Islamic Development in 1986. Both of these organizations are still active today.
Mutumba’s involvement in politics is not to be confused with the leadership position he holds within the Muslim community. It was in the year 1980 when he became a member of the Uganda Patriotic Movement.