Museveni’s Press Secretary Faruk Kirunda confirms death of his wife Gladys Aliyinza

Aliyinza, a prominent political figure in her own right, was vying for the Luuka Woman parliamentary seat. She died instantly in the crash, along with her political assistant, Yusuf Biita.

KAMPALA —Faruk Kirunda, Deputy Press Secretary to President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, has confirmed the untimely death of his wife, Gladys Aliyinza, in a fatal road accident earlier today. Kirunda took to social media to announce the tragic news, saying, “With a very heavy heart, I announce the untimely death of my dear wife, Gladys Aliyinza, who passed on in an accident earlier today.”

As reported earlier, Aliyinza’s vehicle collided head-on with a sugarcane truck in the Busoga sub-region district, resulting in her instant death, along with her political assistant, Yusuf Biita. The driver of the vehicle is fighting for their life at Musana Health Centre in Kaliro Town.

Kirunda’s announcement has been met with an outpouring of condolences from across the country, with many prominent figures and citizens offering their sympathies to the bereaved family. The news has sent shockwaves throughout Uganda’s political circles, with many remembering Aliyinza as a dedicated public servant and a promising political leader.

The accident has also reignited calls for improved road safety measures in Uganda, with many urging the government to take concrete steps to prevent such tragedies in the future.

Kirunda, who had just returned from the Holy Pilgrimage in Mecca, is reportedly devastated by the loss of his wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family during this difficult time.


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