Linguist Vuningoma funeral arrangements out

On 22 January 2020 at 07:28

On January 20th, 2020, Rwanda lost 72-year-old Dr. Vuningoma James, a linguist who served as the Executive Secretary of Rwanda Academy of Languages and Culture (RALC) since its foundation in 2012. He had returned back to Rwanda a week ago from India, where he had gone for hypertension treatment.

Dr. Vuningoma’s funeral is scheduled for January 25th, 2020. His body will be collected from King Faisal Hospital where he passed on at 8:30 A.M.

A memorial service will be held at his home in Kacyiru at 11:00 P.M, funeral mass from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M at Giporoso, Remera Anglican Church while his burial and committal service will be held at Rusororo at 4:00 P.M.

Dr. Vuningoma was a veteran linguist and a Rwandan culture enthusiast. He obtained a Ph.D. in African Studies at France’s University of Nice in 1989, a Master of Arts Degree from Université de Bordeaux III in 1982 and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Makerere University in Uganda in 1974. After his doctorate studies, he served as a lecturer at Kigali Independent Institute (KIE) in African Studies and later on as Vice-Rector in charge of Academics.

He also served as editor-in-chief at The New Times.

On January 18th, 2018, Dr. Vuningoma was appointed member of Media High Council (MHC).

Dr. Vuningoma's funeral is scheduled for January 25th, 2020.