Late Prof Apolo Nsibambi Buried in Honour, Receives 17 Gun Salute

Dignitaries surround the casket containing the body of late Prof Nsibambi during the burial in Wakiso.

The body of late Prof Apolo Nsibambi who died on Tuesday last week has finally been laid to rest.

He was buried on Tuesday at Kasero Church of Uganda grounds in Buloba, Wakiso district. He received a 17 gun salute fired by cannons, for his contribution to the country.

Nsibambi who was Uganda’s longest serving Prime Minister did of acute respiratory failure as a result of a blood clot in his lungs.

He first presented low levels of blood in 2008 and the following year, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (a cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell) but this was later cured.

In February this year, he relapsed and became anaemic again.

The country mourned Nsibambi as a man who had unique virtues and who served Uganda diligently be it in politics, academia, religious and cultural affairs. President Yoweri Museveni described Nsibambi as a patriot and one who was incorruptible all through his life.

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