President pays tribute to the late Kaaya, hails his role in bush war

Saturday 14th July 2012
Department of Press and Public Relations. News. Information. Communication

President Museveni lays a wreath on the casket of the late Kaaya in Bunamuwaya today President Yoweri Museveni has paid tribute to the late Cranemer Kaaya as a hardworking citizen whose contribution to the struggle to overthrow Idi Amin in 1979 was commendable.

The President was today paying his respects to the late Kaaya and meeting his family at Bunamuwaya, in Wakiso district. The late Kaaya passed away on Wednesday July 11, aged 96.

“The late has been a great friend and I have known him as a very hardworking man who contributed tremendously during the struggle to overthrow Idi Amins’ dictatorial regime in 1979. At one time, he found me at Republic house and donated 50 cows for the fighters,” he said, adding that during the NRM bush war, he continued to offer more support materially including contributing another 100 cows towards the struggle.”

The President said after the war, the new government rewarded the late Kaaya with some funds as entandikwa to embark on his businesses.

The late Kaaya will be buried on Sunday July 15th at his ancestral home in Nkonge, Mukono district.

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