KAMPALA, UGANDA: The body of the late Supreme Court judge, Lady Justice Stella Arach-Amoko will be laid to rest at Arua Catholic Cathedral Cemetery as the neutral place, ending a three-day row over the burial venue.
The development comes after an out-of-court mediation that ended the dispute between the two parties (The Husband and the Children/Relatives) on where the deceased should be buried.
The three-day dispute led to the postponement of the burial that was supposed to take place today (Friday) to a later date as the high court’s family division entered the matter following a petition from one of the fighting parties.
The late’s husband, Ambassador James Idule Amoko wanted her remains laid to be laid rest at his home in Adjumani, but her children and other family members insisted on burying her at the ancestral grounds in Nebbi.
However, after a Friday meeting chaired by Lawyer Francis Gimara who was chosen as the mediator between the two parties, a neutral ground was agreed on as the burial place for the late, and a date for the final send-off will now be confirmed in due course.
Ambassador Idule, the husband was represented by Raphael Baku and the children were represented by Martiall Alenyo, both agreeing that lady justice Stella Arach Amoko be laid to rest at Arua Catholic Cathedral Cemetery, in Arua City, West Nile Region.
“The families have adopted a win-win spirit to resolve this matter as it is in the interest of both parties. We the representative of both families met, discussed and agreed to receive the proposal from the family of Ambassador Amoko that the late Justice Stella Amoko Arachi be buried in a neutral place namely, Arua Catholic Cathedral cemetery,” reads a short communication from the mediator.
It now remains to be seen what will happen to the case filed by the children and relatives before the Family Division of the High Court which has been adjourned to tomorrow, Saturday for a final hearing.