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CONFIRMED: Senior Presidential Advisor Prof. Kajabago is dead

Prof. Ka Rusoke sucuumbed to COVID-19 (PHOTO /Courtesy)

Prof Kajabago Karusoke, a senior presidential advisor to H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on ideology, also senior Lecturer at National Leadership Institute (NALI) Kyankwanzi is dead.

Kajabago was pronounced dead at around 6 pm on Monday, June 14, 2021, from Victoria Hospital Bukoto where he had been admitted for close to three weeks battling the deadly Covid-19.

Kajabago-ka-Rusoke, 83, is an old-style Marxist-Leninist trained in the Soviet Union and Cuba who has regularly written about politics and governance. He was also a founding and staunch member of the Pan-African Pyramid who described him as a renowned and committed Pan-Africanist.

“We will remember prof Kajabago as a strong gallant son of Africa who dedicated all his life for an African cause,” Andrew Irumba, the Chairman and founding speaker eulogized the fallen scholar.

Prof Kajabago’s death comes at a time when Uganda has recorded 1727 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours with the second wave of coronavirus taking the country to its heels.

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This brings the nationwide count to 63,099 according to Ministry of Health figures released Sunday afternoon.

The figure becomes Uganda’s second highest number of Covid-19 cases in a single day since the pandemic began.

Data from the Ministry of Health further indicated that the country recorded 5 deaths —bringing the total number to 428.

Uganda is struggling with the entrance of other variants like the South African, Indian, and British mutants.

Uganda imposed Covid restrictions that include a ban on inter-regional travels, curfew between 21:00 to 05:30 and closure of learning institution.

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