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First Family's Grief As Kaguta Is Laid To Rest

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“On this day, God has proved to all of us that his words are true. That God lifts up those who humble themselves. God made Mzee Amos a tall tree in our community. All birds who had no home found a home.”

Janet gives an example of Kaguta’s children Kajubiri, Saleh whom she says live with humility and simplicity like their late father.

“They remain who they are in all seasons of their life. They are very simple and humble. Their conduct is testimony to how they were brought up. Mzee Amos was very humble. He never had a sense of self-importance,” adds Janet.

“I thank all Ugandans for showing us love and solidarity. It has restored our faith in God and our people. You have shown us that there is humanness among us.”

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga describes Kaguta’s death as a loss of “a grandfather of the nation,” adding, “he gave us a son who has contributed to development of the country.”

UPDF Generals Kale Kayihura, CDF Aronda Nyakairima, Deputy CDF Ivan Koreta, Katumba Wamala among other high profile government officials are in attendance.

Museveni, in a brief speech, says the young generation must create their own wealth and do not fight over that left by parents.

“Children who are the repository of wisdom and knowledge should take care of parents.”

Museveni describes his departed father as a great man who inspired his children to greater heights.

He also gives 10 cows to each of Kaguta’s two caretakers. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

10:00am: President Yoweri Museveni’s departed father, Mzee Amos Kaguta, will be laid to rest today Sunday at his home in Rwakitura, Nshwere, Kiruhuura District.

The burial ceremony kicks off at mid-day with speeches till 4:00pm when Kaguta’s body will be buried.

Aged 97, Kaguta passed on after a long illness at International Hospital Kampala (IHK) ON Friday morning.

Thousands of mourners, who include high profile government officials, diplomats, church leaders, civil activists have since joined Museveni’s family in Rwakitura to give the departed old man a befitting send off.

During a low-key vigil on Saturday, North Ankole Bishop, Rt. Rev. John Muhanguzi hailed Museveni for being a role model to other families in the region.

“Mr President, you cherish correct family values with children. May God bless you for living and taking care of Mzee Kaguta for the last 27 years of his life,” said Muhanguzi.

He added: “You have been able to effectively balance national and family responsibilities. If you continue to put God before anything else, He will enable you overcome your sorrows.”

Museveni, in a brief speech, praised his late father for working hard to educate his children, a rare character among men of his time.

He said Kaguta was a disciplined man who always keenly observed his diet, a reason he was able to live for such a long time.

According to State House in the interest of time, there will be no laying of wreaths during the service.

A condolence book, however, will be opened in Kaguta’s honour.

Museveni gets his middle name from his departed father, Amos Kaguta, a cattle herder.

Kaguta is now survived by Museveni, Presidential Advisor on Security, Gen Caleb Akandwanaho alias Salim Saleh and Violet Kajubiri among others.

Kaguta’s wife Esiteri Kokundeka passed on in 2001.

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