Opposition Pauses Protest to Honor Kyemba

Casket containing remains of the former Minister Henry Kisajja Magumba Kyemba arrives at Parliament for a special plenary held on October 24, 2023 in his memory. PHOTO/COURTESY

Opposition legislators temporarily suspended their protest to pay tribute to the late former Minister Henry Kisajja Magumba Kyemba during a special plenary session held on October 24, 2023.

In the session, Hon. Mathias Mpuuga, the leader of the Opposition, emphasized the importance of returning to the chambers, despite their earlier declaration to stay away until the government addressed their demands. He stated, “Following the events of the past week, our presence in the house today may seem somewhat unusual. Today, we return to the chambers out of common sense and will retreat until normalcy is restored in the house.”

Mpuuga stressed the need for common sense to prevail and allow the opposition to honor Henry Kisajja Magumba Kyemba.

During the tribute, Mpuuga eulogized Kyemba as a welcoming man who generously shared his time and wisdom with those eager to learn. He described Kyemba as a statesman on one side and a politician on the other, emphasizing his simplicity, which endeared him to many.

The special session of Parliament, held on October 24th, aimed to pay homage to the late Henry Kisajja Magumba Kyemba, a prominent politician and statesman who passed away from prostate cancer on October 19, 2023, at URO Care Hospital in Kampala.

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