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Hundreds mourn MP's daughter

By Abbey Ramadhan, Jeff Andrew Lule

Added 22nd June 2016 09:20 PM

Speaking during the mass, many described her as a mentor, adorable, caring and a uniting person.

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Speaking during the mass, many described her as a mentor, adorable, caring and a uniting person.

It was a somber mood as hundreds of mourners including MPs and other government officials turned up to mourn Doreen Tashobya Tumusiime during a funeral service at St. John Church of Uganda in Entebbe on Wednesday.

Speaking during the mass, many described her as a mentor, adorable, caring and a uniting person.

Her mother, the Entebbe Municipality MP, Rose Tumusiime said Tashobya has been very instrumental in the family since the death of her husband two and a half years ago.

Tashobya was knocked dead together with her relative Patrick Busigye by a speeding truck at Muzinga Park in Entebbe as she was going to work.

A-Plus Funeral Management staff carrying the casket containing the remains of Doreen

 

 

"Doreen has made me proud because I was sure that she would take care of the family while I was away. She was a companion and would always comfort and would ask me not to act like a widow saying, she was there to take care of me," she said.

Tumusiime noted that though Tashobya was her last born of the seven children, her behaviour was like that of her father.

"She was always in touch with her sisters and brothers to know how they were doing all the time. Doreen will never be erased from my memory," Tumusiime said.

Liz Busigye, a bereaved sister lamented that their family has been losing close relatives since 2012.

"In 2014 we lost our grandmother, in 2013 we lost our dad, in 2012 our aunt and we thought it had ended in 2015 since we lost no body. But now our beloved sister, who has been responsible like our father and a caretaker, has passed on. She also used to advise us to avoid certain things despite her younger age. We are going to miss her," she sobbed.

 

The state minister primary education, Rose Seninde delivered sh5m from the First Lady Janet Museveni and sh2m from Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga.

She asked fellow MPs to fast-track the process of reviewing traffic laws.

The police director, traffic and road safety, Dr. Stephen Kasiima called for the amendment of the traffic laws for heavy penalties. He also called for the expansion of the roads to create a lane for boda bodas.

 

 

Tasahobya went to Entebbe kindergarten school, Entebbe Education Centre for primary education, and St. Lawrence, for secondary education.

She later went to Makerere University Business School –MUBS where she pursued her Bachelor’s degree in Transport and Logistics Management and graduated in January 2016.

Burial is schedule for Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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