The late Inzu Ya Masaba Cultural Leader, Umukuka II Bob Kipiro Mushikori
succumbed to Covid-19. This was revealed
by the Health Minister and Mushikor’s doctor Dr Dominic Wabuloko.
Mushikori died at the beginning of this month at his home in senior quarters in
Mbale City. Wabuloko had earlier said that Mushikor died of diabetes.
However on Friday during Mushikor’s Requiem Service at St. Andrew
Cathedral Church in Mbale City, Dr Wabuloko told the mourners that the deceased
succumbed to Covid-19.
This week, Mushikor’s burial rituals officially started but there
was no public viewing of his body. On Thursday, the Inzu ya Masaaba cultural delegates held a special assembly to
According to Wobuloko, after Mushikori’s death, samples were sent to Tororo
Hospital and returned positive. Before his death, Mushikor made public appearances
at the handover ceremony of the former Islamic University in Uganda Rector and the
election of the new Umukuka.
He told mourners that shortly after attending the two events, the cultural
leader fell sick and his health deteriorated. Wabuloko added the primary contacts of Mushikor also tested positive for Covid-19.
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One of the relatives who preferred anonymity castigated Wobuloko for keeping
the cause of the Umukuka’s death a secret. He adds that all along since the
demise of Mushikor, people have been mixing freely which could have exposed them to the virus.
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.