Lawyer Wameli’s body expected to arrive in Uganda today

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Ebenezer Faith Ministry leaders addressing the press at a church in Kanyanya

The body of former National Unity Platform (NUP) lead lawyer Anthony Wameli will arrive in the country today Friday, according to his family.

Wameli succumbed to colon cancer at Boston Medical Centre in Massachusetts, US on February 8, 2023, following his admission in September 2021.

After Wameli’s death, information started circulating that his family was stuck and needed over Shs 200 million to return the body. Two weeks after his death, it was said the family had managed to only secure Shs 40 million.

Addressing journalists on Thursday at Ebenezer Faith Ministry in Kanyanya, a church founded by Wameli, deacon Samuel Boloki revealed that preparations for the repatriation of the deceased’s body are complete and the body is expected in the country between 2 pm and 3 pm today March 3.

He explained that the church, family, friends, and NUP worked together to see that Wameli’s body is returned to the country for the final rituals. He dismissed rumours that NUP had abandoned Wameli’s family during the trying period.

Barely a week ago, the NUP leadership said they were working on returning Wameli’s body although the paperwork needed for the repatriation was delayed. The party’s secretary general Lewis Lubongoya made the revelation during a funeral service held at a church in Massachusetts.

Deacon Boloki says that when the body arrives on Friday, it shall be taken to the NUP offices in Kamwokya for public viewing and later to Wameli’s home in Kyetume in Mukono district for a night vigil. The following day, Saturday, the body shall be taken to Ebenezer Faith Church in Kanyanya where a service shall be held and the body viewed again as family and friends

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