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Mary Luwum's Body Arrives in Kitgum :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Mary Luwum's Body Arrives in Kitgum

The body of mama Luwum was flown aboard a Uganda People Defense Forces Helicopter. It touched down at Kitgum District Farm Institute Play Grounds in Kitgum Municipality at exactly 3:29pm.
Casket containing the body of mama Mary Luwum is lowered from a UPDF helicopter this afternoon in Kitgum Municipality. Photo By Julius Ocungi

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Hundreds of mourners gathered in Kitgum on Friday to witness the arrival of the body of Mama Mary Luwum.

The body was flown from Kampala aboard a Uganda People Defense Forces-UPDF Helicopter.

It touched down at Kitgum District Farm Institute Play Grounds, Kitgum Municipality at exactly 3:29 pm.

Mama Luwum who was the widow to former Archbishop Janani Luwum died on August 6 aged 93 in Kampala after a battle with cancer.

The casket containing her body draped with Uganda National Flag was received by the Kitgum Diocese Bishop Rev Wilson Kitara.

Others present were the former Northern Uganda Diocese Bishop Benon Ogwal Abwang, Kitgum Woman MP Beatrice Anywar and Luwum’s children led by Ben Luwum among others.

The body was driven in a hearse within Kitgum Municipality and escorted by hundreds of mourners.

The body was then taken to All Saints Cathedral in Kitgum for prayers which will be led by Rev Kitara.