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Fare-thee-well: Kasiwukira laid to rest

By Vision Reporter

Added 21st October 2014 12:01 AM

Thousands of mourners, among them senior army and government officials, thronged Nanziga village to bury the late Eriya Ssebunya aka Kasiwukira

Fare-thee-well: Kasiwukira laid to rest

Thousands of mourners, among them senior army and government officials, thronged Nanziga village to bury the late Eriya Ssebunya aka Kasiwukira

By Carol Kasujja

Thousands of mourners, among them senior army and government officials, thronged Nanziga village to bury the late Eriya Ssebunya aka Kasiwukira.


One of his daughters nearly collapsed on seeing the body being lowered into the grave. “You showed us love and you have been our pillar,” she sobbed.

PHOTOGRAPHY/JOSEPH MUTEBI

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Kasiwukira's remains being lowered into his final resting place as mourners somberly look on

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The casket bearing Kasiwukira's remains (above and below) being lowered into his final resting place

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Kasiwukira's children and in-laws lay a wreath on the casket bearing his remains

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Family and relatives sit around the casket bearing Kasiwukira's remains

Government officials, among them  Trade and Industry minister Amelia Kyambade, Chief of Defence Forces, Gen. Katumba Wamala, several MPs and religious leaders, eulogised the fallen tycoon as having supported the business community and Ugandan music, while locals remembered him for being generous.

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Members of Kwagalana Group to which Kasiwukira belonged lay a wreath on the casket bearing his remains

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Retired Bishop of Namirembe, Samuel Balagadde Ssekadde lays a wreath on the casket containing the remains of Kasiwukira. The late was a man of God and supported several church projects

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CDF Gen. Katumamba Wamla (above ) and former Kampala Mayor Al Hajj Nasser Ntege Sebagala, also a businessman, pay their respects to the late Kasiwukira

In her speech, Amelia Kyambadde commended him for contributing to the development of the country.

“Ssebunya has left a big gap in the business community; but I am requesting the Kwagalana Group to continue looking after the family and also protect his businesses,” she begged.

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Retired Anglican Bishop Balagadde Sekadde consoles Kasiwukira's bereaved relatives

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Kasiwukira is survived by seven children (in picture) and below is one of his widows eulogising him as a loving man who treated his children equally

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The family pledged to sustain the estate and businesses.

“Before he died, he had taught us how to work and manage finances. We are ready to maintain the company,” said Herman Kalungi who spoke on behalf of the family.

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Police operations boss Andrew Felix Kaweesi at the burial ceremony. He represented IGP Gen. Kale Kayihura and spoke of the police findings, revealing that Kasiwukira's death was premeditated and the hunt is on for an anonymous vehicle that is reported by residents to have been seen parked somewhere in the neighbourhood before it crashed him

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Nasser Ntege Sebagala with CDF Gen. Katumba Wamala attended the burial

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The Anglican Church to which Kasiwukira subscribed was well represented (above) and Sheikh Zubairi Kayongo arriving for the burial below

Ssebunya is survived by three wives and seven children.

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Kwagalana Group chairperson Godfrey Kirumira together with colleagues eulogising Kasiwukira

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Trade and Industry minister Amelia Kyambadde (right) at the burial

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Kaweesi speaks on behalf of police and aslo delivered Gen Kayihura's condolence message

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Mourners at the burial of Kasiwukira

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Relatives support Kasiwukira's mother who said on Friday her late son was her rock. The late lost his father while a young boy

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Friends support one of the bereaved widows

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The youngest widow with her two children

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Artiste Bebe Cool (in cap) attended the burial. Kasiwukira was also remembered as having supported the music industry.

 

Fare-thee-well: Kasiwukira laid to rest

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