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UPDF fraternity mourns Tizihwayo

By Mathias Mazinga

Added 24th May 2019 01:54 PM

Nakakande, a daughter to the late Dr. Israel Kibirige Ssebunnya (a former minister of state for agriculture, animal industry, and fisheries) was the wife of Col Dan Tizihwayo of UPDF.

UPDF fraternity mourns Tizihwayo

Pallbearers from A-Plus Funeral Management rolling the casket containing Nakakande's remains from St Andrew's Church Bukoto, after the funeral service on Thursday. Photos by Mathias Mazinga

Nakakande, a daughter to the late Dr. Israel Kibirige Ssebunnya (a former minister of state for agriculture, animal industry, and fisheries) was the wife of Col Dan Tizihwayo of UPDF.

KAMPALA - Tributes have been paid to Caroline Nakakande Tizihwayo, a former employee of National Water and Sewerage Corporation, who died on Wednesday (May 22) at the age of 47.

Nakakande, a daughter to the late Dr. Israel Kibirige Ssebunnya (a former minister of state for agriculture, animal industry, and fisheries) was the wife of Col Dan Tizihwayo of UPDF.

Nakakande's eulogies were delivered during her funeral service at Saint Andrew's Church, Bukoto, on Thursday (May 23). The service was presided over by the Vicar, the Very Rev Canon Michael Mukhwana.

 he ate aroline akakande izihwayo  19722019 The Late Caroline Nakakande Tizihwayo (1972-2019)

 
Among those that spoke highly of Nakakande was Brig Gen. Stephen Kusasira, who praised her for her patience and perseverance. "I salute our sister Nakakande for her patience. As you are aware, we soldiers rarely stay at our homes. We are always away on duty.  Even as of now, our brother Col Tizihwayo is deployed in Juba. Our sister Nakakande has been facing such marital challenges with strength and determination and in the end, she won."

Gilbert Tizihwayo, an in-law, described Nakakande as a woman of attractive character, who also had a beautiful heart and wonderful smile.

Col Dan Tizihwayo said his wife was a strict disciplinarian. He made people laugh when he revealed that at the start of their marriage, he had serious personal weaknesses, but Nakakande did some panel-beating on him and consequently put him right.

 r onnie umasi delivers the message of akakandes parents Phillip Ssebunnya Ggayi speaks on behalf of Nakakande's parents

 
Hon Kibirige Ssebunnya also spoke highly of his sister. "She was a spiritual woman who always sought the Lord Jesus and finally accepted him as her Lord and Saviour. She was a good friend to everyone. She inspired us to love others."

Nakakande's children, Danny Mutungi Tizihwayo and Keith Tusiime Tizihwayo also spoke highly of their mother's extraordinary love and care for them.

The funeral service was graced by high-ranking UPDF officers such as Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso and Col Bekunda Besigye. The Chairman of the Care-taker Team of Uganda National Defense College, Major General Sam Kavuma also sent condolences. His message, which was also accompanied by sh2.3m, was delivered by Hon Lydia Wanyoto. Nakakande will be buried on Friday (May 24) in Kiruhura.

 ol an izihwayo receiving a condolence message from anon ichael ukhwana the icar of t ndrews hurch ukoto Col Dan Tizihwayo receiving a condolence message from Canon Michael Mukhwana, the Vicar of St Andrew's Church, Bukoto

 
A brief on Nakakande

The late Caroline Nakakande Tizihwayo was born on October 10, 1972, to the Late Hon Dr. Israel Kibirige Sebunnya and Sarah Nanteza Nduga.

She studied at Moi Girls High School (in Kenya) and Kenya Polytechnic (for Culinary Course).  She worked with Speke Hotel, Uganda Posts, and Telecommunications and finally, National Water and Sewerage Corporation. Nakakande held a degree in business administration.

 ol an izihwayo being supported by his siblings as he delivers the eulogy of his wife aroline akakande Col Dan Tizihwayo being supported by his siblings as he delivers the eulogy of his wife Caroline Nakakande

 

 rigadier en tephen usasira delivering the message from  n his left is rigadier lavia yekwaso and col ekunda esigye Brigadier Gen Stephen Kusasira delivering the message from UPDF. On his left is Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso and col Bekunda Besigye

 

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