• Sun Feb 15 2009
  • Rwabwogo revelation shocks

THE family of fallen two-time Olympic medallist, boxer Leo Rwabwogo were on Saturday handed sh1.1m and 50 iron sheets to help in the construction of a home.
Vision Reporter
Journalist @ New vision
THE family of fallen two-time Olympic medallist, boxer Leo Rwabwogo were on Saturday handed sh1.1m and 50 iron sheets to help in the construction of a home.
By Norman Katende

THE family of fallen two-time Olympic medallist, boxer Leo Rwabwogo were on Saturday handed sh1.1m and 50 iron sheets to help in the construction of a home.

At a memorial service organised in honour of Rwabwogo by the Uganda Olympic Committee and National Council Sports at Lugogo, a clan leader from Kabarole announced that the family had received two acres of land but needed support to build a house. Chief guest was Parliament Speaker, Edward Ssekandi.

“I wish to open up to you that Leo died leaving his family without a house, nor land and neither a fund to support the children in school,” said John Kusemererwa.

Rwabogo, who won a bronze medal at the 1968 Mexico Games and a silver in Munich in 1972, passed away January 15 at the age of 60.

The news touched sports lovers and well-wishers in attendance. They hastly organised a fundraising drive that yielded sh1.1m and 50 iron sheets courtesy of NCS.

Ssekandi contributed sh0.3m, while UOC gave sh0.25m. The Uganda Profession Boxing Commission added sh0.1m and NCS sh0.25mall in hard cash.

An account number 5520100555 has been opened in Centenary Bank for those willing to assist.

Rwabogo is survived by 12 children, the youngest being two-year old Ivan Ruhuma.

Ssekandi called upon the guardian and teachers to help develop the sports talent within the family.

He advised sportsmen and women to lead a responsible life.

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