Grief covered Christ the King Church this morning as members of the legal fraternity, more about the catholic community, adiposity educationists and other groups gathered for the requiem mass of their fallen colleague Edward Ddamulira Muguluma who has served the country in various capacities.
One by one, the mourners described the deceased as a hardworking, God fearing person who has mentored many in various fields where he excelled in his short-lived lifetime.
Among the mourners was Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago who described the late as an extraordinary Legal practitioner, who selflessly served in restoring the rule of law in Uganda.
“He stood against all odds to support the helpless through providing pro bono services in public interest cases; he stood for the rule of law and constitutionalism. He will be greatly missed,” recalled the Lord Mayor.
Lukwago revealed that Damulira was one of his mentors in the 90s when he had just graduated from Law Development Center (LDC), to join the Democratic Party (DP) Legal team.
Francis Gimala, the president of the Uganda Law Society in his message, eulogized Muguluma as one of those practitioners who valued their profession, and touched very many people.
Nicholas Wasajja on behalf of the orphans termed their departed father as a loving and caring person who taught them to love every one, fear God and work to be successful individuals.
“He was a strong believer, so much so that even in his last days when he was weak, he managed to fulfill his pledge towards the construction of Namasuba Catholic Church,” said Wasajja.
Fred Ddamulira the President of Namilyango Old students Association where the late was a member, said his passing was a blow to the Association as he has been an active member and a former President of the Association who participated in all activities they held.
“Muguluma senior, alias Kawulu attended Namilyango College from 1955 to 1960; he was an active O.B who was among the organizers of the School’s jubilee. We shall remember him as a great boxer and senior member of the legal fraternity.”
Muguluma passed away on Sunday after battling with Diabetes at his own Muguluma’s Clinic in Bweyogere.
He left behind 5 children, will be buried tomorrow at his ancestral home in Ninze, Kalisizo.
Muguluma was born in 1936 in Kalisizo, he attended Matale Primary school, Namilyango college and later joined various High institutions of learning where he gained various qualifications.
He served the Police where he retired at the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police, worked as a prosecutor in the office of the DPP, lectured at LDC and in the 1990s he was appointed a legal advisor of Democratic Party under the leadership of Paul Kawanga Semwogerere.
At the time of his death he has been an advocate with Ddamulira and Edward Muguluma company advocates.