All hell broke loose on Tuesday at the All Saints Cathedral in Nakasero, Kampala after a requiem mass when a fight broke out over custody of the body of deceased lawyer Bob Kasango.

Kasango died of heart failure at Luzira prison after battling his deteriorating illness in jail where he was locked up for 3 years.

It all started when Kasango’s wife Nice Bitarabeho Kasango, his eldest son Samora Paul Kasango, and colleagues took his corpse for prayers at the cathedral before plans could take effect to transfer the body to his wife’s home for burial.

But this didn’t go down well with Kasango’s home relatives on his Father and Mother’s side who decided to frustrate efforts to transfer the corpse to the Wife’s home instead of Tororo where his ancestral roots are.

The fuming relatives, therefore, decided to pitch camp outside the cathedral until the service was over, and that’s when the drama began!

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As the service ended, Kasango’s relatives moved to grabbed the casket containing Kasango’s remains as it was being transferred by pallbearers to an A-Plus funeral van.

A struggle for the corpse ensued for minutes as both parties fought to grab the body until his ancestral relatives finally grabbed the body and bundled it into a waiting truck before speeding off.

The relatives alleged that Kasaango is Japadhola from Tororo district and is to be buried at Wekusi village, Karandi parish, Kirewa sub-county in Tororo district and not Fort Portal as earlier planned.

“Kasango is a Japadhola from Tororo district and not a Mutooro. Why should he be buried at his wife’s ancestral home? He is my son and has been looking after me. I, therefore, can’t allow him to be buried anywhere else apart from his ancestral home,” said Rose Kabise, Kasango’s mother.

Immaculate Alweny, a sister to the deceased said he was born Bob Okello but got the name Kasango from one of his uncles.

“The day he was born is the day his uncle, an athlete called Kasango died. After the death, they named him Kasango. That name should therefore not confuse anybody because he is a Japadhola,” Immaculate Alweny said.

 

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