Prominent Politician Kyanjo Succumbs to Cancer


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Former Makindye West Member of Parliament, Hon. Hussein Kyanjo, has passed away at Kibuli Hospital after a long battle with colon cancer. Kyanjo served as a Member of Parliament for two terms, from 2006 to 2011, and then from 2011 to 2016.

On July 22, 2023, Rt.Hon. Anita Among the Speakers of the 11th Parliament, on her Twitter handle, said,

“It is with great pain that we received the news of the passing of our elder and former Makindye West MP, Hon. Hajj Hussein Kyanjo. Hajj set the bar for legislative excellence and leaves a legacy of a distinguished lawmaker, a unifying factor, and a leader who exhibited integrity. Our sympathies go out to his family, friends, and the people of Makindye West, Kampala, and Uganda at large. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un,” she tweeted.

Kyanjo was born in Ntuuma, Bukomansimbi District, in 1960 to Hajji Siliman Zirabamuzaale Jakana and Mariam Nabuuma. He was a sound legislator in the 8th and 9th parliaments. While at Parliament, he served as a shadow Minister in charge of the presidency and as a member of the defence committee.

Kyanjo had been battling colon cancer, stage 4, for some time before his passing. Prior to his cancer diagnosis, he had also been diagnosed with Dystonia, a disease that affected his speech centre. He could hardly speak and had been using a speech aid to help him communicate.

Kyanjo’s passing is a loss to the political community and the nation at large. He will be remembered for his dedication to public service and his promise to serve only two terms in office.

Hon. Kyanjo will be buried today, July 22, 2023, in Ntuuma, Bukomansimbi District.

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