The High Court in Kampala has decided that the remains of city lawyer Robert Aldridge Kasango will be buried in Fort Portal.
This follows a standoff between the late lawyer’s wife Nice Kasango Bitarabeho and children, who sought powers to have Kasango buried in Gweri Village, Fort Portal City and Kasango’s mother Rosie Kabise who wanted to have him laid to rest at his ancestral home in Tororo District.
However today, Justice Lydia Mugambe of the Family Division of the High Court has finally settled the matter and ruled that Kasango will be buried in Fort Portal city in Kabarole district. He will be buried within four days from today.
Kasango died on 27 February in Murchison Bay Hospital inside Luzira Prison but burial arrangements were indefinitely postponed to allow his family and in-laws to reach an amicable agreement on where his remains should be laid to rest. The cause of death was reported to be heart failure.
On March 2, during the funeral service at the All saints Namirembe Cathedral, a group of Kasango’s relatives from Tororo District in Eastern Uganda stormed the church and grabbed the casket containing his remains from the A-Plus pallbearers and Kasango’s wife.
Kasango was jailed in 2018. He was serving 16 years sentence in jail over Shs15 billion pension funds by the Anti-Corruption Court. He was also involved in another high-profile case involving the Tooro Queen Mother Best Kemigisa at some point.
While in prison Kasango became a lecturer teaching law at prison, helped inmates to get international degrees from University of London. He continued to help inmates to convene and pray fellowship, get closer to God as he invited prison officials to communion with him and other inmates.