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Former UPC National Chairman Rurangaranga is Dead

Maj (Rtd) Edward Rurangaranga, the former Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) party national chairman, has died.

Rurangaranga collapsed dead at his home in Kitagata in the western Uganda district of Sheema.

The veteran politician was one of two-time Uganda president Apollo Milton Obote’s blue-eyed boys, winning him support in Ankole region.

Family sources say the fallen veteran politician was battling both diabetes and hypertension.

Rurangaranga passed on in the wee hours of Tuesday.

His family is expected to issue a statement and announce a funeral programme.

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