Rose Kabise, who was found being taken to hospital, has said she is the only one who knows Kasango’s father and it is the reason why she insists that her son should be buried at Wikusi village, in West Budama County.
The mother of fallen lawyer Bob
Kasango has said she will reveal the true father at an appropriate time.
While speaking to Uganda Radio Network –URN in Luzira,
the family said that Sam Okello, who is being fronted as Kasango’s father, does nt have any paternity relationship with the deceased advocate.
Rose Kabise, who was found being taken to hospital,
has said 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
Kabise, who was accompanied by her son and daughter
who preferred anonymity, said Kasango was named Robert Othieno but the name was
changed to Robert Kasango because of the uncle who died at the time he was
“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
Kasango died on Saturday inside Luzira Murchison Bay
hospital where he had been rushed for treatment by Luzira Prisons leadership. Kasango
was serving a 16-year jail term handed to him in 2018 after he was found guilty
of stealing 15 billion shillings meant for more than 6000 pensioners. He succumbed
to heart complications.
The family said if Sam Okello was the true father,
then the burial would be in Maguria village, Tororo County. But since Okello is
allegedly not the biological father, Kabise said, her son will be laid to rest
at Wikusi village, West Budama County, in Tororo district.
Kabise promised to reveal more details when she
recovers from illness. The family added that they have not appointed Hon Fox
Odoi as their representative in the negotiations but he is volunteering. URN
could not reach Odoi as he did not pick our calls.
It remains unclear when Kasango will be laid to rest
as the two families seem to be far from reaching consensus. “We had earlier
agreed with Nice Bitarabeho [widow] that burial would be in Tororo, but we were
surprise when announcements were made that burial was to be in Fortportal," Immaculate Alweny, one of
Kabise’s daughter said. "We suspect there is someone pushing her for unknown reasons.”
Efforts to speak Bitarabeho were futile as she did not
pick our calls.
Kasango’s body was by press time still being kept at A Plus
home in Mengo. The family said Kasango had bought land near their ancestral
home in Wikusi and that there is a house he was building.
Solomon Opio, who is introduced as the last born of Kabise’s
children, had earlier repeatedly said that burying Kasango in Fort Portal would
lower their dignity.
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Cue out “…dignity down”//
James Kasango, the young brother said they will ensure
Bob Kasango, will be laid to rest at their ancestral home. There was scuffle on
Tuesday at All Saints Church Nakasero as two families fought for the deceased’s
Kasango’s casket was hijacked and loaded on a waiting
Canter truck. But police intercepted the truck in Namugongo and handed back the
body to A Plus funeral service. Since then, families have failed to agree on
where to bury him.
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.