Late Bob Kasango’s burial still hanging in balance as families fail to reach agreement

Posted: 2021-03-09T09:22:13Z
Late Bob Kasango’s burial still hanging in balance as families fail to reach agreement

Families of the late lawyer, Bob Kasango are yet to agree on his final resting, more than a week after his death at Luzira prison.

Kasango’s body is still under protection by the Field Force Police at A Plus funeral home in Nsambya for fear of any of the warring families stealing it like it happened during the funeral service last week.

According to Patrick Onyango the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, police shall remain at the premises so as to avoid a clash between Tororo and Tooro families fighting over his body. 

The late Kasango passed on February 27 at Luzira Murchison Bay hospital where he had been rushed by Prison leadership with a heart complication. He was serving a 16-year jail term handed to him by the Anti-Corruption Court in 2018 after he was found guilty of stealing 15 billion shillings for more than 6,000 pensioners.

Last week, the two families clashed at All Saints Church Nakasero after a funeral service, prompting police to get involved. 

Trouble started when the Tororo family led by deceased’s mother Rose Kabise grabbed the body from the APlus team after the funeral service. They put his body on a waiting truck which sped off but was intercepted by police in Namugongo and the body confiscated.

It has since been in the hands of police who are guarding it at the funeral home in Nsambya for fear of the youths from Tororo grabbing it again.

Rose Kabise and Tooro family led by widow Nice Bitarabeho, are fighting each other to bury Kasango’s body. While Kabise says her son must be buried at the ancestral home in Wikusi village, West Budama County, in Tororo district, Bitarabeho insists that her husband must be buried at Gweri village, Fort Portal, in Kabalore district as it is where they had their matrimonial home. 

Now, Onyango says they are waiting for the two families to come to an agreement and then be handed the body for burial, but until such a thing happens, police will remain in charge.

The widow says her husband wrote in his Will that his final resting place be Fort Portal where he lived with his wife and children.