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PHOTOS: Tears as Cecilia Ogwal Body is Taken to Parliament for the Last Time

Cecilia Ogwal Death: CJ Owiny Dollo Comforts Speaker Anita Among

CJ Owiny Dollo comforts Speaker Anita Among. On the right is the casket containing Cecilia Ogwal's body. All Photos: Parliament of Uganda
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Tears and a somber mood have engulfed Uganda’s Parliament after the casket containing the body of former Dokolo District Woman MP arrived at the seat of the of the country’s legislature. This is the last time, Cecilia Ogwal’s body will be at Parliament.

Cecilia Ogwal died in an Indian hospital last week. She was 77.

Speaker Anita Among, Cecilia Ogwal’s family members, and legislators received the body of the deceased lawmaker at the Entebbe International Airport on January 21.

PHOTOS: Tears as Cecilia Ogwal Body is Taken to Parliament for the Last Time
Speaker Anita Among welcomes Cecilia Ogwal body at Entebbe International Airport

 

PHOTOS: Tears as Cecilia Ogwal Body is Taken to Parliament for the Last Time
Speaker Anita Among with a member of the Cecilia Ogwal family

Ministers present as the body arrived from India included Government Chief Whip Hamson Obua, Health Minister Dr JaneRuth Aceng and junior Sports Minister Peter Ogwang.

The body of Cecilia Ogwal was transported to Mulago Hospital and later to A-Plus Funeral Home. Later in the evening, the body was taken to Ogwal’s residence in Bugolobi for vigil.

PHOTOS: Tears as Cecilia Ogwal Body is Taken to Parliament for the Last Time
The casket containing Cecilia Ogwal body at the former MP’s Bugolobi home

At the vigil, Speaker Anita Among was pictured shedding tears over the loss of Cecilia Ogwal. Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo was seen comforting her.

PHOTOS: Tears as Cecilia Ogwal Body is Taken to Parliament for the Last Time
CJ Owiny Dollo comforts Speaker Anita Among

At the Bugolobi vigil, Archbishop of Church of Uganda, Rt Rev Dr Stephen Kazimba Mugalu ministered to the mourners.

On Monday, January 22, the body of Cecilia Ogwal was taken to Parliament. By the time of publication of this report, the casket was at the Central Lobby where Members of Parliament and other mourners were viewing the body and signing the condolence book.

According to the revised funeral program, a special sitting to pay tribute to Cecilia Ogwal will happen in the chamber of Parliament at midday (12 noon).

You can listen to Cecilia Ogwal’s final words before she died and read full burial program Here and There.

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