By Jane Nambi
Just days after the death of his father, Amos Kaguta, President Museveni hailed his mother, Esteri Kokundeka for her role in spreading Christianity far beyond her family boundaries.
President Museveni made the comments during the late’s memorial service. Esteri Kokundeka, President Museveni’s mother died 14th November 2001 and yesterday, a memorial service marking 10 years since she died was held. The service took place at the Kokundeka Memorial Primary School in Rwenkanjga, Rubaya Sub-County of Kashaari County in Mbarara district.
The ceremony, which was attended by a few of the family members, relatives and friends saw President Museveni point out the role his mother played in spreading Christianity. He went ahead and called upon the community to emulate his late mother’s deeds citing the example that his mother educated his sister, Dr. Violet Kajubiri during a time when educating the girl child was disregarded.
She was born in 1917. She launched the Church in Rwenkanja.
In attendance was also the wife of the President, Mrs. Janet Museveni who prayed for God’s continued guidance to the country’s leaders and people in general and prayed for the president to stay in power.
The sermon was headed by Rev. Canon Johnson Twinomujuni who thanked God for the life of Esteri Kokundeka and for her dedication to the spread of the Word.
Dr. Kajabiri testified that their late mother used to sound the drum every Sunday to call Christians to Church in Kashaari County.