REACTIONS: Uganda In Darkness As National Anthem Composer Dies


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A graduate of Trinity College of Music and Durham University, Kakoma’s body was paralysed by a stroke for almost two years before it took his life.

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Kakoma, who studied at Mengo Primary school, Kings College Budo and later the Nairobi Conservatoire of Music, where he spent two years, had earlier received treatment at hospitals in Nsambya, Kololo and Nakasero.

Ugandans on social networks said they will dearly miss the former inspector of schools in charge of music who is as well remembered for organizing hundreds of music festivals with the then ministry of Culture and Community Development.

Kakoma lectured in Kenya, Kyambogo and Makerere Universities and was a prolific author of music books and plays.


Gook Rakanga says: This is the ninth time. Is this for real this time? If so Kitalo nyo (so bad)!

Pojim notes: In a saner, more appreciative nation, Kakoma’s death would have been announced by State House or the Ministry that deals with national culture or heritage. But being a banana republic, a historical figure passes on and we learn about it from his widow. Now, that’s kitalo.

Peter Magelah tweets: Uganda has violated Late Kakoma’s copy right for 50 years, we still violate the right as we mourn his death RIP GWKakoma.

Raymond Baikal says: Oh Uganda The Land Of Beauty. A big Salute to you Prof. George Kakoma.

Ambrose Kibuuka: Let us celebrate the life of George William Kakoma. It takes a genius to come with anthem like ours. RIP George.

Steve Ampa: Oh Uganda, the land of beauty’ will be the shortest to be played at the London2012 Olympics. Just fits the bill, thanks to Kakoma. Fact: the Ugandan national anthem is the shortest with 8 bars of music.

Edward Echwalu: Sad indeed!!

Joshua Mmali: Uganda National Anthem composer Kakoma passes on. Oh Uganda May God Uphold Thee… RIP GWK.

Maureen Agena: He left a legacy. Best anthem ever.


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