Police to Stay Guarding Kasango’s Body Until Families Agree on Burial

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A Plus team wheeling the casket containing Kasango’s remainsThe Field Force Police deployed at A Plus funeral home in Nsambya will stay guarding the premises until the two warring families of deceased lawyer, Bob Kasango, agree on where he will be buried.

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, said police shall not leave the premises purposely to avoid a clash between Tororo and Tooro families fighting over his body. Kasango died on February 27 at Luzira Murchison Bay hospital where he had been rushed by Prison leadership with a heart complication.

Kasango 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. Police has been deployed at A Plus funeral home since Tuesday last week when the two families confronted each at All Saints Church Nakasero after a funeral service.

The Tororo family led by deceased’s mother, Rose Kabise and Tooro family led by widow, Nice Bitarabeho, are fighting each other to bury Kasango’s body. Kabise says her son must be buried at the ancestral home in Wikusi village, West Budama County, in Tororo district.

But Bitarabeho insists that her husband must be buried at Gweri village, Fort Portal, in Kabalore district claiming it is where they had their matrimonial home. The alleged Tororo relatives of Kasango caused commotion at All Saints when they hijacked his body from A Plus team, loaded it on a Canter truck and sped off.

Police intercepted the Tororo relatives in Namugongo and handed back the body to A Plus funeral service. The two families have failed to agree on where he should be laid to rest. Onyango says police will continue providing security until consensus is reached.

“The body is still with A Plus under our protection. We are still waiting for the family to resolve their issue,” Onyango said.

Kabise last Friday said she will reveal the true father at an appropriate time. Kabise and her children spoke to Uganda Radio Network –URN in Luzira, where she denounced Sam Okello as being the biological father of Kasango.

The family Okello does not have any paternity relationship with the deceased advocate,  Kabise said, adding that she is the only one who knows Kasango’s father and it is the reason she insists that her son should be buried at Wikusi village, in West Budama County. 

“I have read stories claiming that Sam Okello is Kasango’s father,” Kabise said. “That is not true. I know the true father of my son. Sam Okello is not in any way related to him. I can call him a guardian. He helped to raise him.”

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