Only three of Akorimo’s 20 children have studied beyond Ordinary Level (S.4) and a majority have not sat Primary Leaving Examination- PLE. His Widow, Florence Agwang notes that the flag hoister was financially constrained and psychologically tortured after failing to access his retirement benefits. On several occasions, he would lock himself inside the house and cry as life became tough. Uganda’s independence day as one of those that evoked sad memories for him.
Frances Akello, the former Member of Uganda Legislative Council and one of the first African women to serve on the council in Teso says the Maj. Akorimo’s calm and quiet nature earned him the privilege to hoist the national flag.
Dr. Isaac Omare, of Atutur Hospital says that Maj. Akorimo succumbed to Respirational Pneumonia as a result of Stroke. He explains that the old man was diagnosed with stroke in August, 2019, something that deteriorated his health lately.