Court Sets Friday to decide on Kasango burial place

On March 5, the burial of late Kasango was postponed indefinitely to allow his family and in-laws to reach an amicable agreement on where to rest his remains.

The High Court will on Friday decide where the burial of the late city lawyer Robert Aldrige Kasango will take place.

In a court session held on Tuesday March 23, the Family Division of the High Court Judge, Lydia Mugambe set the ruling date after hearing testimonies of Bitarabeho, Kabise and late Kasango’s cousin Micheal Esau Opilly.

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On March 5, the burial of late Kasango was postponed indefinitely to allow his family and in-laws reach an amicable agreement on where to rest his remains.

The widow to the late, Nice Bitarabeho, wants the deceased to be buried in Gweri village, Burahya County, Fort Portal City, Kabalore district while his mother Rosie Kabise wants the burial to take place at her matrimonial home in Tororo district.

The case was prompted by an application filed by Bitarabeho on March 12, 2021.

In her application, Bitarabeho wants court to restrain Kabise or anyone claiming any right through her from interfering with her (Bitarabeho) in burying the deceased in Gweri village.

Bitarabeho says she and the late were blessed with three children, namely, Samora Kasango, Stephanie Kasango and Ivana Kasango.

According to court documents, Kasango passed away on Feburary 27, 2021 at Luzira Prison and the next day the Uganda Prisons Services released the body of the late to Bitarabeho as the named next of kin for burial.

The applicant contends that her late husband wanted to be buried in Gweri village, where they built their country home.

Upon his demise, Bitarabeho says she made arrangements to hold a wake in vigil at their home in Butabika, Luzira, pending funeral arrangements and requiem service for the late Kasango.

“After some discussions and while at the wake prior to the funeral service, a meeting was convened with all people concerned including Kabise and it was agreed that the deceased be buried in Fort portal and all arrangements were made for this to go ahead,” the applicant revealed.

Subsequently, on March 3, the funeral service for the deceased was held at All Saints Cathedral Nakasero, Kampala.

Bitarabeho, however, claims that after the funeral service, Kabise in connivance with other people wrongfully and unlawfully without her or their children’s consent forcefully took the deceased’s body from church and attempted to transport it to Tororo for burial.

Following the dramatic scenes, the applicant says she contacted police and the deceased’s body was recovered in Namugongo enroute to Tororo and has since been placed at the A Plus Funeral home.

“It is only fair and equitable that the body of the late be unconditionally released to the applicant for burial in Fort portal,” she requests.

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