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Hundreds Attend Late Kavuma's Funeral Service

He said this in his sermon to hundreds of mourners at the funeral service of the late Kavuma at St. Paul's Cathedral Namirembe on Monday afternoon. Kavuma, 81, passed on 10 days ago at International Hospital Kampala (IHK) due to Kidney complications.
The retired Bishop of Central Buganda Diocese, George Ssenabulya has challenged leaders to always be merciful to those they lead just like the former first Deputy Katikkiro of Buganda Kingdom, the late Godfrey Kaaya Kavuma.  

He said this in his sermon to hundreds of mourners at the funeral service of the late Kavuma at St. Paul's Cathedral Namirembe on Monday afternoon. Kavuma, 81, passed on 10 days ago at International Hospital Kampala (IHK) due to Kidney complications.

Bishop Ssenabulya described the late as a very important person who embraced gifts of humility and humbleness. "I have known him for the past 50 years and was one of the people who organised my wedding and used to sing soprano in this church. He was a vital person in the Kingdom, Uganda and his family," said Ssenabulya.

He also spoke of Kavuma as someone who was rich in body and soul. He appealed to all leaders to have mercy on those they lead so that peace and harmony can prevail. Rt. Rev. Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira, the Bishop of Namirembe Diocese said the late Kavuma used his life and time to benefit Buganda Kingdom, Uganda and those around him.

Miriam Ndugwa Kavuma, the widow of the deceased told the congregation that before his death, the late Kavuma was ill for 8 months due to kidney failure. "His heart weakened in the process and the cause of death was heart failure. He was a great family man. He took care of his family to the best of his ability," said Miriam.

Kavuma's son Peter Mugumbya spoke of his father as someone who truly loved and went out of his way to love them. "He loved us tremendously and we loved him back. He loved his people, Buganda and the country to. He worked with all his might for the best interest of Buganda. He was generous and gave freely without contemplating," said Mugumbya.    

The late Kavuma is survived by his wife Miriam Ndugwa Kavuma, 7 children, 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Kavuma will be buried tomorrow in Buwaya, Sagala at 4pm.

About Kavuma

He was one of the brains behind the establishment of CBS Radio in 1996 and served as its Managing Director for 18 years and later Board Chairman. Kavuma served as Deputy Katikkiro of Buganda Kingdom as well as State Minister for Finance and Minister of Lands. 

He was also the financial controller at the 1st coronation ceremony of Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II in 1993. Prior to his service to Buganda Kingdom, the late Kavuma worked for Uganda Coffee Marketing Board in 1965 upon completion of his Bachelor of Arts Degree at Makerere University.  

He was then transferred to the Coffee Marketing Board office in New York for one year before being transferred again to the Board's London UK office for 6 years. In 1974, he left the Coffee Board and began working for British Commodities Company J.H.Rayner (Mincing Lane) LTD.

He later transferred to the Company's Addis Ababa Ethiopia office as General Manager. Kavuma later set up the Company's office in Nairobi and became Director. He left Nairobi and relocated to Uganda in 1992 and set up Busiro Coffee Ltd but a few years later decided to pursue other interests.