The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has lost her niece.
“My niece, Sheila Alitwala, who was set to join university, has passed on,” Kadaga announced on Tuesday.
“A funeral service will be held at our ancestral home in Mbulamuti, Kamuli tomorrow,” she added.
She said burial will follow thereafter in Buzaaya County in Kamuli District.
Sheila’s death comes month after the death of Paul Kadaga, the Speaker’s brother who passed on December 8, 2020.
He was intending to contest for the Kamuli Municipality MP seat in the 2021 general elections.
Sheila died Monday night at International Hospital Kampala [IHK] where she had been admitted for over a week with some breathing complications.
She was set to join Makerere University later this year.
Sheila and Uganda Christian University Guild President Timothy Kadaga Kivunike are the only two surviving children of the late Kadaga Kivunike – a brother to the speaker who died in the early 2000s.