State House Releases Mzee Kaguta’s Burial Programme

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According to State House, a “funeral service will be held in Kaguta’s honour at his family home in Rwakitura, Nshwere in Kiruhuura District, on Sunday, February 24.”

On Friday, the cortege was received at the deceased’s home in Rwakitura.

The casket is today Saturday at Rwakitura for viewing and paying of last respects by family members and relatives.


On Sunday, at 11:00am, the burial ceremony will begin. The burial will be held at 4:00pm.

“In the interest of time, there will be no laying of wreaths during the service. A condolence book, however, will be opened in his honour,” said State House on Saturday morning.

“The family wishes to thank all friends, well-wishers and everyone or their prayers and support during the time that Mzee Amos Kaguta was taken ill and went to be with the lord.”

The burial programme ends with a bible quotation.

“Listen to, O House of Jacob. All you who remain of the House of Israel. You who I have upheld since you were conceived and have carried since your birth. Even to your old age and grey hairs. I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you. I will sustain you and I will rescue you” Isaiah 46:3-4.”

Speaking to relatives and friends, President Yoweri Museveni on Friday clarified that contrary to media reports, Kaguta was 97 years old.

“Fellow Ugandans, Mzee Amos Kaguta, my father, rested this morning at exactly 0700 hours. He was 97 and had been sick for some time,” said Museveni.

He added: “He had been a pioneer in educating children which was not popular with some of the Ugandan groups in the 1950s.”

The President saluted his father’s contribution to education sector and upbringing his family members.

He promised to “say more about him in the obituary.”

Museveni gets his middle name from his departed father, Amos Kaguta, a cattle herder.

Kaguta is now survived by Museveni, Presidential Advisor on Security, Gen Caleb Akandwanaho alias Salim Saleh and Violet Kajubiri among others.

Kaguta’s wife Esteri Kokundeka passed on in 2001.

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