Kigezi has been hit hard by the death of Robert Kikomo Kitariko, former DP Secretary General.
The charismatic leader also served as Uganda Electoral Commission Commissioner and Minister of Agriculture.
Kitariko died on Monday evening 17th January 2016 at International Hospital Kampala where he has been battling stroke for the last one year.
The DP stalwart served as in the early years of NRA/NRM before retiring from public service in early 2000s.
In the 1980 elections, he stood for the Kigezi Central Parliamentary seat which he lost to UPC’s Katama
In the 1989 National Resistance Council (NRC) elections, Kitariko stood against Dr David Livingstone Ruhakana Rugunda for the Kabale municipality seat where he lost the race by a single vote.
In 1994, Kitariko contested again for the same seat before losing to Rugunda.
Relatives said the deceased will be laid to rest at his ancestral home of Nyabirerema in Bukinda sub-county, Rukiga County in Kabale district.