Following the safe return of the body of the Late Gen Elly Tumwine from Nairobi on Friday 26th August 2022, the Ministry of Defence and UPDF, together with the family of the deceased have harmonised the funeral programme for the fallen General.
At 68 years of age, battle-hardened Gen. Tumwine succumbed to lung cancer on Tuesday morning at AghaKhan Hospital after battling a long illness.
According to a press statement issued by Ministry of Defence/UPDF Spokesperson Brig. Gen Felix Kulayigye, there will be an Official Vigil on Sunday 28, 2022 at the Residence of the deceased in Nakasero, Kampala starting at 4:00 pm.
On Monday 29th August 2022, a requiem service will be held at Kololo Independence Grounds, starting at 10:00 am in honor of Gen. Elly Tumwine. Thereafter, the body will be transported to the ancestral home in Mukuru, Rwemikoma Sub County, – Kazo District.
According to the statement, there will be invitations for some categories of mourners for the requiem service at Kololo. Those to be invited will be contacted by the Directorate of Protocol and will be required to undergo COVID 19 tests at Kololo Independence Grounds on Sunday 28th August 2022. The rest of the mourners willing to join the requiem service at Kololo are equally welcome and will be duly guided by Protocol on the sitting arrangement, in view of the prevailing situation of the COVID 19 pandemic.
On Tuesday 30th August 2022, a requiem service will be held at the deceased’s country home in Mukuru Rwemikoma, Kazo District and thereafter burial at the same place.
Mourners at all the venues indicated above are reminded to strictly adhere to the Standard Operating Procedures for prevention of the spread of COVID 19.
May his Soul Rest in Eternal Peace.