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Christopher Henry Azuba hailed at funeral service

By Kasozi Balikuddembe

Added 20th October 2016 06:04 PM

Christopher Azuba, 56, was part of the team that continuously negotiated Uganda's associate status during his time as UCA Secretary General in the 90s.

Christopher Henry Azuba  hailed at funeral service

Christopher Azuba, 56, was part of the team that continuously negotiated Uganda's associate status during his time as UCA Secretary General in the 90s.

Reverend Abel Sserwanja, the head of St Stephen Church Kireka has appealed to civil servants to desist from corruption and prepare for the kingdom of God.

He made the appeal during the funeral service for the fallen Cricket icon Christopher Henry Azuba at St Stephen church at Kireka on Thursday.

"I call upon all of you to learn from the late Azuba's personality, who was virtually a clean man. You should avoid all kinds of evil and work towards inheriting the kingdom of God"

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He added that sins come with wages and that is death, of the soul.

The service attracted a long line of important figures like the speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, Esther Mbayo, minister for Presidency and MP Luuka district, Allen Kagina, the UNRA boss, Michael Odongo, the Executive director Uganda Roads Fund among others.

Christopher Azuba, 56, was part of the team that continuously negotiated Uganda's associate status during his time as UCA Secretary General in the 90s.

A mechanical Engineer by profession, Azuba who spent much of his cricket life as an umpire founded the Uganda Cricket Umpires' Association. He is survived by two children Monica and Duncan Azuba.

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At the time of his death, he was assistant commissioner in ministry of Water and Environment.

"He will always be missed in our lives. He was selfless and generous to everyone. He fathered over 43 children even if they were not his own" said Margaret Azuba, the widow. His body will be laid to rest Friday at his home area in Kamuli

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