By Katamu Nedinani


Parliament has this afternoon held a special session in honor of former minister Henry Kyemba.

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Thomas has led Parliament in paying tribute to the late Kyemba, describing him as a man who served his country with a high level of diligence, and thanked him for taking off time to put down the history of Uganda in his book- “State of the Blood”.

“This is a man who has served humanity in very many aspects as a Rotarian even at the time of his death, he was still volunteering in aspects where he was touching lives all over. Of course we as students of history who know the black history of this country, we know the critical role he played in exposing the evils of the regime of Idi Amin where he moblized many people to end the brutality that was being meted on Ugandans,” Tayebwa said.

Meanwhile, First Deputy Prime Minister, Rebecca Kadaga led the government in paying tribute to the late Kyemba, describing him as a firm advocate and promoter of democracy, good governance, peace for all, and champion of strengthening public administration

She has described Kyemba as a diligent leader who immeasurably participated in shaping the destiny of Uganda and served Uganda with dedication and patriotism.

Kyemba succumbed to diabetes-related complications on October 18.

He will be accorded a state burial on Thursday in Bugembe, Jinja town.

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