Ojaamong, who led a delegation of more than 200 Iteso from Kenya said that Emorimor helped the Iteso in Kenya to acquire a home from the Bomas of Kenya, the largest auditorium in Africa found in Langata, Nairobi. The village features replicas of traditional homesteads from 23 of Kenya's ethnic groups. It also features traditional dances performed in its large auditorium.
Emorimor’s final journey back home started on Monday with requiem mass at Nagugongo shrine. On Tuesday, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni paid tribute to Osuban, a man he described as an advocate of peace and unity in Teso.
William Alloch Okot, the Chairperson of Iteso Cultural Union- ICU founder members, says mourning is compulsory for all the Iteso. “We want to see all Iteso who come to bury papa: be it, professors, vice-president or ministers, shed tears. Without shedding a tear, you are branded a witch”, Alloch is quoted in the media to have said.
The president added that Emorimor will be accorded official burial. “I, therefore, in the great memory of Emorimor Papa Augustine Lemukol, declare an Official Burial. My condolences to the Teso Kingdom, relatives, and well-wishers,” the post concludes.
Emorimor, 88, died at Mulago National Referral Hospital on Saturday evening where he was hospitalized since January 27. He was first admitted to Covid-19 Unit in Soroti on January 18th but his condition deteriorated and was transferred to Mulago.
Dr Epodoi, the Consultant Surgeon led a team that conducted a highly risky operation, to separate a conjoined twin from a dead sibling in March 2021. The operation took place six days after the birth of the conjoined twins, and, according to the medics, the deceased twin had already started decomposing.
Elangot, who served as the Central Bank Deputy Governor between 1980 and 1989, breathed his last at International Hospital Kampala on Saturday. He was hospitalized in late September due to multiple organ complications, according to David Malinga Akol, a relative found at the Elangot’s home in Soroti.
Esoku worked in Soroti for eleven years as Assistant Chief Administrative Officer attached to Serere County before becoming Deputy CAO for Soroti district in 2004. He Joined service in 1995 as Assistant CAO and served in different capacities until 2006 when he was transferred to Tororo district as the Chief Administrative Officer.
Obodo, then the head of the VIP protection unit at the president's office had been at Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport awaiting Obote's return from Singapore where he had gone to attend a Commonwealth conference when he learned of a military coup in Uganda.
The team led by Dr. Joseph Epodoi, the Consultant Surgeon at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital successfully separated conjoined twins comprising one alive and one dead apart. The conjoined twins had been referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital but medics there declined to carry an operation citing high risks to the living twin.
Akello who was reading her father’s biography concluded with a piece of advice to the mourners to avoid practices that are detrimental to their lives. She said that her father had history of smoking for about 10 years in his youthful age but the effects of the vice showed up when he was 62 years when he least expected.
News of Fr. Mubiru’s return triggered excitement during the ordination ceremony in Mukongoro Parish, Kumi District and later spread to social media where a section of Christians expressed gratitude to Bishop Joseph Oliach Echiru for considering Fr. Mubiru.
The fallen minister, like Peter Iloot Otai, another Milton Obote State Minister for Defense who breathed his last in London, United Kingdom on January 2nd, 2020 have traces of rebel rebellion against the National Resistance Army- NRA in 1980s. When defeated, went to exile with several others, some of whom have remained in different countries up to date.