The former Member of Parliament for Makindye West in Kampala Hussein Kyanjo has died Saturday, July 22 2023, at Kibuli Hospital in Kampala.
We are incredibly saddened to announce the death of one of our party founder members and Secretary General emeritus also former Member of Parliament for Makindye West Division Hajji. Hussein Kyanjo. Burial arrangements will be communicated in due course. Inna lillahi wa Inna lillahi raajiuun,” JEEMA, which has been Kyanjo’s political party said in a brief statement.
Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among has condoled with the family, describing the fallen politician as distinguished and unifying.
“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 to his family, friends and the people of Makindye West, Kampala, and Uganda at large. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un!” Among said in a tweet.
Kyanjo was diagnosed with dystonia, a disease caused by either effects of accidents or poison. Dystonia as a movement disorder in which a person’s muscles contract uncontrollably. The contraction causes the affected body part to twist involuntarily, resulting in repetitive movements or abnormal postures. Dystonia can affect one muscle, a group of muscles, or the entire body.
The disease can be hereditary. Kyanjo has in the past ruled out the disease being hereditary or having had an accident, leaving poisoning as the only possibility.