The Buhweju district Woman MP Joy Karisa Arinaitwe is dead. Arinaitwe has reportedly been ill for over a year.
Arinaitwe entered parliament as a member of National Resistance Movement (NRM).
Reports indicate that Arinaitwe first sought treatment in India after falling ill in April 2012 before being returned to Uganda.
She has been admitted at Nakasero Hospital for the last two months. She passed away from the same hospital this afternoon.
Arinaitwe becomes the fifth MP to die recently. The others who have passed away are: Michael Oromoit (21 July 2012), Cerinah Nebanda (14 December 2012), Eriya Kategaya (2 March 2013) and Stephen Malinga ( 11 April 2013)