Pallisa Woman MP Alupo dies at Mulago

Pallisa Woman MP Alupo dies at Mulago

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Pallisa Woman MP Faith Alupo is dead. Alupo passed on Wednesday from Mulago hospital. 

Alupo lost in the recently concluded ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party primaries to Kevin Kaala Ojinga.

COVID-19.

Alupo became an MP in June 2018 after the former Forum for Democratic Change’s (FDC) Woman MP candidate for Pallisa, Catherine Achola was disqualified by the Electoral Commission from the race on grounds that the names she had used for nomination do not tally with those on her academic qualification.

Alupo lost in the recently held NRM primaries to Kevin Kaala Ojinga.

Jacob Opolot, the Pallisa County MP said that they are yet to find out the cause of death. He says that her death is a shock since she hasn’t been sick.

Hellen Kawesa the assistant director communication & public Affairs of parliament says that parliament will issue a statement regarding Alupo’s death. She says the cause of death is still being investigated.

Alupo came into parliament in June 2018 after the former Forum for Democratic Change’s (FDC) Woman MP candidate for Pallisa, Catherine Achola was disqualified by the Electoral Commission from the race on grounds that the names she had used for nomination do not tally with those on her academic qualification.

The MP, a Woman resprentative of Pallisa District, passed on from Mulago National Referral Hospital, at a section gazetted to treat VVIP Covid-19 patients, sources said on Tuesday.

Parliament is yet issue an official communication to this development.

Last month, parliament spokesperson Hellen Kaweesa said up to four MPs were confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19.

Uganda has seen a recent spike in new infections, having seen an initial slow rise in its caseload.

Continentally, the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections stood at 1,353,283 with 32,625 deaths, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

Some reports had indicated that she had symptoms of the Covid19 though Mulago Hospital could not immediately confirm the cause of her death.

In Uganda, 4978 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed, with 2317 recoveries and 56 deaths.

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