State speaks on minister Mutende death


The late Mutende

Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has mourned the death of Dr James Shinyabulo Mutende, Minister of State for Industry.

Dr Mutende died at his home in Lukuli-Nanganda in Makindye, in Kampala at about 10am Saturday.

Rugunda extended his condolences to the late minister’s wife Lydia Wanyoto Mutende and other members of the family, friends, relatives, colleagues and the people of Uganda.

It is said he complained of stomach complications and later vomiting blood.

Rugunda said government was working with the family to obtain full details about the cause of death and to coordinate all the arrangements for burial.

“We shall keep the country informed. Let us all keep the family in our thoughts during this most trying period of grief.”

Today Sunday, government issued another statement issued saying results from pathologists who carried out the post-mortem at Mulago National Referral Hospital show that Hon Mutende died of natural causes.

The Minister of Energy Eng. Irene Muloni and the Minister of State for Trade, David Wakikona, are coordinating Dr Mutende’s burial arrangements.

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