Thursday, 27 February 2014


At 1.00 pm, 27th February, 2014, the last journey of the Late Brother (Dr) Cosmas Kiwanuka Kafeero started.  The Requiem Mass was in the Brothers’ Chapel.  The main Celebrant was Msg. Kasibante who stood in for the Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga who was unable to attend given the prior commitments.

Among the big figures that attended were His Excellence the Vice President of Uganda Hon. Ssekandi; the representative of the Katikkiro of Buganda (Owek. Nuwa Nnyanzi); Hon. Matia Kasaija State Minister of Planning; Owek. Walusimbi former Katikkiro of Buganda and Chairman SMACK Board; the SMACK Old Boys’ Association Executive Members; Hon. Baguma Isoke of the Land Board to mention but a few.

Hon. Matia Kasaija who was called to speak by  Owek. Nuwa nyanzi who stood in for Katikkiro.  He was called to eventually call the Vice President Hon. Ssekandi.  It so happened that Hon. Kasaija had not been on the list of those to speak.  he however took the opportunity to tell mourners that he had been closely associated with Brother Kafeero from O' level, and fortunately, given that he had pledged to assist the Brother in his sickness, he had tried and this was after the information/updates he was getting from Annet Nassali and William Kituuka.  The Minister also read the Vice President's message given that the Vice president's voice was not okay at the time.  

In his condolence message read after the Requiem Mass for Brother (Dr) Cosmas Kiwanuka Kafeero, Prof. Ddumba Sentamu, the Vice Chancellor Makerere University express sadness at the passing on of a great lecturer who had served the University with all dedication when he was lecturer in Botany.  It so happens that Prof. Sentamu is an Old Boy of St. Mary’s College Kisubi and was a student there while Brother Kafeero was a Biology teacher.  The University made a cash contribution of Shs 1,000,000 towards the burial expenses.

The representative of Brother Kafeero family told the mourners that Brother Kafeero had all the time wanted to know more, hence the reason he was able to read for a Doctorate degree.  He had worked hard to see many of his relatives get education, this meant that he had to work in a number of schools to realize the objective.

One relative (sister) of Brother Kafeero told the editor of this article that while he was Headmaster of St. Mary’s College Kisubi (1980 – 1983), some well positioned person approached him with a lot of money to secure a place for his son.  Kafeero told the parent that given the poor passes of the boy, he could not admit the boy.  At the climax of the developments, Kafeero had his life at risk and he devised a way of escape.  The parent forcefully put his son into the dormitory.  However, the other students mistreated the boy when they poured water on the boy’s bed as well as ate his eats.  The boy ended up giving up and left the school.

Hon. Ssekandi seen with Hon. Kasaija on leaving the Chapel to the burial ground.

The body of the Late Brother (Dr) Cosmas Kiwanuka Kafeero on its last journey to the Brothers' Cemetery where it was laid to minutes after.

 Brothers of Christian Instruction holding the body of Brother Cosmas Kafeero

No body among the mourners showed so much grief on the loss of Brother Kafeero as his carer Annet Nassali (seen with green).  The little Brother Kafeero has been getting to sustain him, he has been sparing some of it to help support Nassali who is a single parent.

Relatives of Brother Kafeero carrying the wreaths

 Students of St. Mary's College Kisubi who attended the burial

The Choir can be seen

Brother Kafeero's body at its final resting place

Brother Kyemwa was not himself after the burial of the man who has been his neighbour at their residence.  He is seen having a snack after the burial.

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