A memorial service for the late former Secretary of Security General Elly Tumwine is due today, Monday 29 August 2022, at the Kololo compound in Kampala.
Defense spokesman Brigadier General Felix Kulayigye said Sunday that preparations were underway and the service would begin at 10am.
“Members of the public are invited to attend and pray with the family. May the Almighty rest his soul in peace,” said Kulayigye.
The army said there will be invitations to the Requiem service in Kololo for some categories of mourners, who would also undergo COVID-19 tests.
“Mourners in all of the above locations are reminded to strictly follow standard operating procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
General Tumwine died of lung cancer at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.
His remains were safely returned home on Friday August 26, 2022.
An official vigil was held on Sunday at his residence in Nakasero, Kampala, ahead of a funeral service today.
After that, the body will be transported to the ancestral home in Mukuru, Rwemikoma Subdistrict, Kazo District.
Another funeral service will be held at the deceased’s country home in Mukuru Rwemikoma on Tuesday 30 August 2022, followed by his funeral at the same location.