Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, Paul Ssemogerere has asked politicians to behave
well in life to earn the family members respect when they die.
Archbishop said the family and friends have been overwhelmed by the message in
praise of the former DP party President, Dr. Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere who died
He was speaking on Saturday at the home of Dr. Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere
in Rubaga after a requiem mass. The mass was attended by politicians, former
Chief Justice Bart Mugunda Katureebe, Justice Remmy Kasule, former Finance
Minister Gerald Ssendaula, and many from Rubaga where the late lived in
Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere who is also related to the late former Democratic
President said they are happy that Ugandans are not mocking and continue to
praise the late even at his death.
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While he did not single out any of the politicians or army officers who died
whose death was celebrated with mockery on social media, Archbishop Ssemogerere
said because the late lived a humble life, many are mourning him and would like
to associate with his good deeds.
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been incidents of late where Ugandans resorted to social media to celebrate and
mock some of the politicians and army officers in death.
Some of those include the death of Major General Paul Lokech and former
Security Minister General Elly Tumwine when they die. Gen Tumwine died in
September in Nairobi but some Ugandans resorted to social media castigating him
for having lived with a sense of entitlement for having shot the first bullet
in the NRA bush war that brought the current government into power. Some
faulted him and Lokech for the killings during the Kyagulanyi riots at the beginning
of the last elections.
members of Rubaga Cathedral praised the Late Dr. Paul Semogerere and his wife,
Germina Ssemogere for being prayerful. Dr. Paul Ssemogerere was also hailed for
living what many described as a humble lifestyle.
widow Dr. Germina Ssemogerere told mourners that her late husband valued life
and did not approve of killing any human being. She said that the late did believe
in using arms including killings for one to capture state power.
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Germaine and Paul Ssemogerere were about to celebrate fifty years of marriage.
The elder son Kaloli Ssemogerere repeatedly broke down in tears as he paid
tribute to his father. He was concerned about the future of his frail mother in
the absence of Dr. Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere. He described his father as a
convert and a man of conviction for democracy.
While President Museveni and his cabinet were to accord the late Paul Kawanga
Ssemogerere an official burial by having his body viewed at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds,
the family said it has opted for a simple send-off. Former MP, John Kawanga,
also Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere’s brother told mourners that President Museveni
accepted the family’s request.
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Dr. Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere will be buried on Monday While Museveni and Paul
Kawanga Ssemogerere held divergent political opinions, they each respected one
another. President Museveni once described Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere as the only
“decent” man in a room while at the Nairobi peace talks with Tito Okello’s UNLA