By Elly Katahinga
Hundreds of mourners thronged to Kabungo Rweikiniro Ruhaama County in Ntungamo District for the sendoff of late Lazaaro Kagunga who died at 120 years.
In his eulogy read to him by minister of state for labor Herbert Kabafunzaki, President Yoweri Museveni has described the late Lazaaro Kagunga as an elder, a grandfather and strong patriot who fought for peace in the country.
President Museveni noted that late Kagunga believed in peace and reconciliation which virtues all people should emulate.
He requested family members to make sure the fire the late Kagunga lit should continue burning mostly supporting NRM and development of families.
While comforting the mourners, the Bishop South Ankole Diocese the RT Rev. Nathan Ahimbisibwe reminded all believers to fight for dying very well by preparing themselves as the late Kagunga did.
Bishop Ahimbisibwe called up on mourners to fight a good fight and complete their journeys like him.
Late Lazaaro Kagunga born in 1897 worked for the government as a sub-parish chief and later parish chief for many years in early Ankole Kingdom.