State Minister James Mutende is Dead Top story

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The State Minister died Saturday morning at his home in Makindye, and the cause of death is still unknown. Mutende was found lying dead on his bed.

The State Minister for Industry, James Mutende is dead. Mutende died at his Makindye home Saturday morning, and the cause of death is still unknown.
Mutende, who has  been a distinguished scholar and has been serving in the Ugandan cabinet since 2011 passed away at his home in Makindye this morning, his wife, also local politician Lydia Wanyoto has confirmed. Mutende was found dead in his bed this morning. 
Mutende's body has been taken to Mulago hospital. Wanyoto says that burial arrangements will be communicated soon.  

The Director of Communications at Parliament, Chris Obore confirmed the death to URN and says not much is known so far about the death so far.

At his home in Mbale, relatives are friends are already gathering to mourn the fallen politician.

Mutende was famous for his academic credentials which placed him among the three most educated cabinet ministers. He had a Doctorate of Philosophy in Economics from the New School University in the United States and also had a Masters in Business administration from the Makerere University Business School. 


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Raymond Mujuni
Raymond Mujuni is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Mujuni has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Presently a Law student at Makerere University, Kampala, Mujuni started out as a freelancer for URN in 2012.

Mujuni is an investigative journalist, especially interested in Security, Science and Technology. An avid sports fan, Mujuni volunteers with the charity organisation 40 Days/40 Smiles.