Kagole Kivumbi sucuumbed to COVID-19, says Family

Kagole Kivumbi is dead (PHOTO /Courtesy)

Former Secretary to the Judiciary Kagole Kivumbi has succumbed to the COVID-19, Family sources confirmed.

The family members said Kivumbi died as he was being moved into the Intensive Care Unit.

The Judiciary also issued a statement announcing his death.

‘The Judiciary with deep sorrow announces the sudden death of its immediate former Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Judiciary, Kagole Expedito Kivumbi which has just occurred at Le Memorial Medical Services at Kitiko-Lubowa, Kigo Road. He was admitted at the facility one week ago,’ Judiciary said.

The Judiciary noted it was working closely with the family to coordinate the funeral arrangements, and they’ll be communicated subsequently.

At the time of his death Kagole was on indefinite forced leave which the High Court Judge Musa Ssekaana had declared illegal.

The Judge noted that though the forced leave was initially justified, it had since become illegal for being indefinite since it had no timeframe.

Kagole was sent on forced leave on July 2019 to pave way for an investigation into financial impropriety in the Judiciary.

He was replaced by Pius Bigirimamana.

Meanwhile, Uganda has recorded 1727 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours — signaling a 18. 7 % positivity rate.

This brings the nationwide count to 61,977 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.

Ministry of Health data shows the country had by Sunday cumulatively recorded 61977 Covid-19 cases with at least 884 patients admitted to hospitals across the country.

Cumulative recoveries have reached 48,160. The number of vaccinated people have reached 777,805.

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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