PHOTOS: Grief At Oketcho's Memorial Service


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“I remember after being defeated by Fox Odoi in the 2011 elections, Hon Oketcho told me had quit politics for youthful politicians,” recounted Opendi at a requiem mass held at Christ the King Church in Kampala.

Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacon Oulanya honouring Hon Oketcho

Born on May 28, 1949, Oketcho is survived by six children and grand children.

He succumbed to a brain blood clot at Mulago Hospital last Friday.

Oketcho will be laid to rest this week in Tororo

Hellen Oketcho described her late husband as “a loving father and friend.”

She mourned: “It’s because of his good character that I have been able to live with him for over forty years in marriage. This situation (death) is not easy for me but with your prayers and love we shall overcome the grief.

Orphans eulogising their deceased father

I love you so much but God loves you more. May you soul rest in peace.”

His royal highness for Japadhola, Stephen Owor, described the late Okecho as the great pillar to their kingdom.

Police officers carry the casket to the church ahead of the memorial service

“It is on that basis that I decided to travel from Tororo to Kampala to represent my subjects,” said Owor.

The deceased will be laid to rest this week at his ancestral home in Tororo district.

The grief-struck widow being helped by relatives after the church service


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