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Uganda's 134 year-old 'Ahuruma' dies: Media

Yohana Ahuruma believed to have been oldest citizen in Uganda

28.08.2019
Uganda's 134 year-old 'Ahuruma' dies: Media [The New Vision daily]

ANKARA

A man believed to be Uganda’s oldest citizen has died at the age of 134, according to local media reports.

“Sad news Yohana Ahuruma, a man believed to be the oldest in Uganda has passed on at 134 years,” the New Vision Daily tweeted Wednesday.

"The missionaries estimated my age. When I went for baptism teaching, they looked at me and decided that I was 10 years. That was in 1895," the same Ugandan Daily re-published Ahuruma’s words as saying in 2017 when he was believed to be 131 year-old.

The daily noted that, the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, has built a house for Ahuruma, after he has met with him at State House, Entebbe in October 2016.

Describing Ahuruma’s health status at the time, the Ugandan Daily said that he “still has his vision intact, although he has an eye infection”.

Ahuruma was born in Bunyangule over 130 years ago when people in there still wore barkcloth, the New Vision said Wednesday in its re-published report.

He married six wives, two of which in church. He told the New Vision, in 2017, that two of his children are still alive, including Hannifer Byabanyagi, his daughter, who was looking after him.

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