Gov't Mourns Bishop Illukor's Death

page geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Government on described the death of the influential religious leader, visit this human rights activist and peace broker, price as “sudden” and “shocking.”

Illukor passed away on September 1 at Mbale Hospital where he was admitted following a snake bite at his home in Bukedea.

Bishop Illukor was until his death Senior Presidential Adviser on Religious Affairs.

The acting Uganda Media Centre (UMC) boss, Emma Were Tinka, said Illukor was not only a “religious pillar in the Teso sub region, but also a national leader who played a very crucial role in the pacification of Teso when it was engulfed in a senseless civil war in the early 90s.”

She added: “Illukor on several occasions risked his life by personally engaging the insurgents and prevailing over them to talk peace with the Government.”


Tinka further noted that Bishop Illukor has been a friend of NRM and indeed a friend to President Yoweri Museveni and that the two leaders have had successful engagements that have helped develop the Teso sub region.

“Bishop Illukor will be remembered for his calmness and sobriety when handling serious challenges. He truly exhibited these unique leadership qualities when he mediated peaceful talks between rebels and Government in the early 90s,” added Tinka.

“The country will miss him and at this point we wish to extend our sincere condolences to his family, the Church of Uganda and the entire country.”

After the memorial service, Bishop Illukor’s body will be taken to the home of Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Lt Gen Charles Angina in Kyambogo, Kampala.

According to tentative arrangements, the burial is expected to take place this week in Kumi,

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