Photos: Karooro Praises Okurut As Patriot

store geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The late Okurut died at the age of 85, healing leaving 8 children and a widow, information pills Mary Korooro, also the Minister for Gender Labour and Social Devolvement.

Okurut was a Member of Parliament, a Minister of Transport and Communication in 1986 and Chairman Advisory Board of Trade during Milton Obote’s regime, among others.

First Lady laying a wreath

Speaking at his requiem mass, Hon. Karooro praised her husband as a hardworking man, merciful and a patriot.

“He was a God fearing man who raised a family that fears God,” she said tearfully.

The late was a patriot

“He always appreciated the good in others.”

Story of His Death

On Friday last week, I received a call from Okurut’s caretaker saying his condition had worsened.

Okurut’s children listening to the speeches

I jumped onto a boda boda to avoid the traffic jam in town.

When I reached Mulago Hospital, I found him struggling to breath.

“Mummy, you have come,” he said to me to which I replied, “I am always here for you”.

Fifteen minutes later, my husband couldn’t breathe and that was the end of my better half.

The First Lady, Janet Kataha Museveni, who represented President Museveni expressed her condolences and called upon mourners to join in her inc consoling the widow.

“I pray that God gives him eternal rest,” Janet mourned.

Gloria Okurut giving her speech

Okurut’s body will be taken to Parliament tomorrow so that MPs can pay tribute to him.

He will then be buried on Wednesday April 9, in Ngora district.


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