Museveni to Attend Wanume Kibedi Burial

President Museveni is expected to grace the burial ceremony of departed former Ambassador Joshua Wanume Kibedi in Iganga on Saturday, adiposity Chimp Corps report.

The Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of East African Affairs, find Hon. Kirunda Kivejinja revealed Monday night that the body of the former Foreign Minister, page who died in London on June 13, will arrive at Entebbe International Airport aboard Emirates Airlines at 12.50pm on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

“Members of Ambassador Kibedi’s family will be returning for the burial,” said Kivejinja in a brief note sent to ChimpReports.

Mr Kibedi died this month at St. Thomas Hospital in London of complications arising from rheumatoid arthritis and lung fibrosis.

He had served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to the United Nations and Chairman of the Immigration and Citizenship Control Board and was an activist in the NRM’s External Wing during the 1981-86 Bush War.

Wanume Kibedi and his sister Mama Maryamu Kibedi Amin, made a tough choice in 1973 when President Idi Amin, who was Kibedi’s brother in law, murdered former Obote 1 Cabinet Minister Shaban Kirunda Nkutu. Nkutu was an uncle to the Kibedis, who considered him a father.

Kibedi was attending an Organization of African Unity Conference meeting of Foreign Ministers in Ghana when he learnt of Nkutu’s murder and the disappearance of his body.

On confirming that Nkutu was dead and President Amin was responsible, Kibedi immediately announced his resignation from the Cabinet and denounced his brother in law, President Amin, as a murderer.

He spent decades in exile in Britain, where he ran a successful law practice, Kibedi and Co. Advocates, at Lewisham High Street in London.

He later linked up with his cousin Kivejinja, who was working in the NRM’s External Wing, to support the war effort.

Wanume Kibedi was descended from the Baisemenhya, one of the 11 royal clans of Busoga, who trace their ancestry to the Bunyoro royal family as descendants of former Omukama Agutamba Nyamutukura, who reigned in the 19th century.

Kibedi’s late father was one of the first Basoga to go to school and he was a headmaster of Busoga College Mwiri.

 Funeral and burial program:

There will be a funeral service in Kampala on Thursday, June 30, at All Saints Church, Nakasero, at 10:00am.

There will be a second funeral service in Jinja on Friday, July 1, at Bugembe Church at 10am.

Burial will take place on Saturday, July 2nd at 2pm at the Late Wanume Kibedi’s home at Nabitende Village, off Namalemba trading centre, 10km on the Iganga-Tirinyi highway.


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