Kakoma Hailed As Body Lies In State

recipe sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; background-color: white; line-height: 13.5pt;”>Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah and Ministers Karooro Okurut and Seezi Mbaguta joined mourners as the casket of the late Kakoma was brought to Parliament this morning.

Government announced Tuesday April 10 that the late Professor would be accorded an official burial. Prof. George Wilberforce Kakoma passed away on Easter Sunday after battling a stroke for almost two years.

Kakoma will be honored with a symbolic gun salute for his distinguished service to the country that celebrates 50 years of independence this year.

Parliament held a special sitting this afternoon to bid farewell to the fallen Professor.

Information Minister Mary Karooro Okurut on Tuesday told media in Kampala Kakoma was a national hero who deserved a decorous send-off.

Top government officials viewed Kakoma’s body in Parliament.

Members present heaped praises on Kakoma, describing him as a nationalist.

Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi said Kakoma was a patriot whose contribution to the country’s music industry will go deep down in Uganda’s history.


“Government is deeply saddened by the death of Kakoma. President Yoweri Museveni and State House have been footing his medical bills but God took his life. We will support the family of Kakoma throughout this difficult period,” said Okurut.

Kakoma will be laid to rest on Saturday in Wakiso district.

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