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Iganga MP Kaudha To be Laid to Rest on Sunday

MP Khaudha while being sworn in
RIP: Iganga MP Grace Kaudha (c) taking oath on the steps of Parliament in 2016

The burial programme for departed Iganga Woman NRM MP Grace Kaudha Hailat, 29, has changed.

Iganga District NRM Chairman, Haji Abubakar Walubi had earlier told ChimpReports the deceased would be laid to rest today Saturday July 8.

However, following a meeting of NRM leaders in Iganga, it was decided that the burial takes place on Sunday.

This would allow President Museveni to grace the function.

“The funeral ceremony will be held at 4:00pm at Iganga Municipal Council Primary School and thereafter burial will take place at Magogo village,” said Walubi.

Kaudha died on Friday night while giving birth.

The MP is said to have been rushed to Case Clinic in Kampala after developing complications before being transferred to Mulago Referral Hospital (Kawempe Extension) where she was pronounced dead.

It’s reported the lawmaker didn’t find any gynecologist on duty at Case Clinic.

This site was yet to verify this claim as a detailed statement about the incident is expected from Parliament today Saturday morning.

The deceased was serving her first term in Parliament after replacing Iganga Woman MP, Olivia Kabaale Kwagala.

She is the third MP in the 10th Parliament to die after Moroto Woman MP Anne Logiel and Toroma County MP Cyrus Amodoi.

Uganda has high maternal mortality rates, which is often reflective of access to health care services.

Even when health care services are available, they are often understaffed and low on supplies which can also have an effect.

According to the latest official figures from a 2006 health survey, 16 Ugandan women a day die in childbirth, and 76 newborns in every 1,000 do not reach the age of one.

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