Body of late Bob Kasango has been taken to Fort Portal for burial, following a ruling by the Family Division of the High Court in Kampala that he should be buried at his matrimonial home in Fort Portal, Kabarole District.
Kasango succumbed to heart-related complications last month at Luzira prison where he was serving a 16-year jail term for theft of more than 15 billion Shillings meant for pensioners.
Drama ensued when two families, his wife and that of his mother started fighting over his body with each wanting to bury him at their homes. His mother insisted that Kasango had to be buried in Tororo his birth place, while his wife Nice Bitarabeho insisted that the deceased Willed that he be buried at his matrimonial home in Fort portal.
Drama ensued when his mother, together with the deceased’s brothers and other family members grabbed the body after a funeral service at All Saints Church Nakasero.
The group attempted to drive the body to Tororo but were stoped by police in Namugongo.
The body has since been under the protection of police at a funeral home in Nsambya, until Friday, when Court made the ruling, releasing the body to buried in Fort Portal.
Court heard today, that the late troubled lawyer was never close to his family members in life, let alone her mother, Rose Kabise, who was fighting to take his body to Tororo.
His wife further told court that one of the family members had confided in her that the family in Tororo had planned to kill Kasango when he was still young, as a result of family wrangles.
Bitarabeho also told the court that she never met her mother in law, until after seven years of her marriage to Bob Kasango and that every time she asked him about his father, he broke down in tears. But Kasango's mother Rose Kabise told court that her son was born to a Musoga father, Livingston Richard Kasimo and raised by his stepfather Bonaventure Okello, a Japadhola from Tororo.
However, Kasimo died many years ago and, she heard that, he had been buried somewhere in Bulemeezi where he had bought a piece of land. Kabise added that Kasango had bought her land in Tororo, and that is where she wanted her son to be buried.
During cross-examination by Bitarabeho's lawyers Jamilu Mujurizi and Humphrey Tumwesigye, it was revealed that there is no proof for the purchase of land in Tororo.
Justice Lydia Mugambe Ssali ruled in favour of the wife and instructed that the burial should take place within four days from today.
The judge added that the family of Kasango's mother should be allowed to attend the funeral and ensure that the deceased is accorded a decent burial.