By Linda Birungi
NATIONAL: Fallen Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) bush war hero Gen. Elly Tumwine will be laid to rest on Tuesday, August 30, at his ancestral home in Mukuru, Rwemikoma sub-county in Kazo district.
Gen Tumwine’s body arrived in the country on Friday, August 26 from Nairobi where the decorated bush war hero succumbed to cancer on Thursday morning.
According to a press statement from the UPDF signed by the Defence ministry spokesperson, Brig. Gen Felix Kulayigye, there will be an official vigil on Sunday 28, 2022 at deceased’s residence in Nakasero, Kampala starting at 4:00 pm.
On Monday, August 29, 2022, a requiem service will be held at Kololo Independence Grounds, starting at 10:00 am and there after, the body will be transported to the deceased’s ancestral home in Mukuru, Kazo District.
According to the statement, there will be invitations for some categories of mourners for the requiem service at Kololo.
“Those to be invited will be contacted by the Directorate of Protocol and will be required to undergo COVID 19 tests at Kololo Independence Grounds on Sunday, August 28, 2022.
“The rest of the mourners willing to join the requiem service at Kololo are equally welcome and will be duly guided by Protocol on the sitting arrangement, in view of the prevailing situation of the COVID 19 pandemic,” the statement reads in part.
On Tuesday August, 30, a requiem service will be held at the deceased’s country home in Mukuru, Rwemikoma, Kazo District and thereafter Gen. Tumwine’s body will be laid to rest.