NRM Loses Masaka MP Flag Bearer to COVID-19
The National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag bearer for Member of Parliament, Masaka district died in Nairobi yesterday where she was receiving treatment.
Freda Mubada 76 was admitted at Aga Khan hospital after getting cough and flue and later tested COVID-19 positive according to a close relative.
Mubanda is a former Masaka district woman MP who represented Masaka in the 9th parliament but lost in the 2016 elections to Democratic Party’s Mary Babirye Kabanda.
The late Mubanda had been elected unopposed as the publicity secretary for Kilalaala-Kyamuyimbwa village council, Kabonera sub-county in local council elections held last year after other contestants pulled out of the race a day to the polls.
She said her intention in the village council position was partly to appreciate the relevance of local council elections and add value to women council leadership.
She later emerged victorious in the NRM primaries for the district woman MP. Mubanda was to face off with National Unity Platform (NUP)’s Harriet Nakiyemba Ssebufu and Joan Nalule (Independent), among others in next month’s general election.