KAMPALA – Uganda’s second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of East African Community Affairs, Al-Hajji Ali Kirunda Kivejinja has been pronounced dead
According to sources, Kivejinja has been battling Covid-19 at Mulago National Referral Hospital for over a month.
A few details about Kivejinja
Kivejinja was born on June 12, 1935 and was a veteran Ugandan politician and senior presidential advisor to the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni.
He 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.
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.