UPC irony lady Night Kulabako is dead

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Jennifer Kulabako alias Mama Night

Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) party’s iron-lady Jennifer Kulabako aka Mama Night has died at Mengo Hospital.

Kulabako, 71, was the former Central Region Women Affairs chairperson.

In a social media, the party said Kulabako passed on Tuesday morning after short illness.

“Mama Night has been an ardent and strong senior party member with an admirable commitment to her party,” said the statement.

It added: “The party is in touch with the family and burial details shall be released in due course.”

Night Kulabako was born in March 1948 in Abayita Ababiri, along Entebbe road.

She went to Chadwick Namate primary school before joining Nkumba Primary school where she completed Junior school (the current PLE), her first and final academic qualification.

She is famous for dressing in red attire mostly hence the nickname ‘red woman’ or ‘woman of red’.

She had professed undying love for former President Apollo Milton Obote who appointed her a sub county chief for Katabi in his government.

In 2011, she supported Olara Otunnu ahead of the presidential polls. Otunnu later appointed Kulabako head of the party’s disciplinary committee.

She later accused Otunnu of mismanaging UPC’s grassroots elections, failing to reconcile party members and not voting (for himself) in the February 18 presidential elections.

Kulabako then supported Obote’s son, Jimmy Akena, the current UPC president.

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