There was drama at All Saints Cathedral, Nakasero as two families fought for the body of lawyer Robert Aldridge Kasango.
Kasango died on Saturday night, in Murchison Bay Hospital inside Luzira Prison. The cause of death was heart failure. Earlier during the mass at the Cathedral, a group of Kasnago’s relatives from Tororo District in Eastern Uganda stormed the church and grabbed the casket containing his remains from the A-Plus pall-bearers.
Relatives from the side of Kasongo’s wife Nice Bitarabeho Kasango and eldest son Samora Paul Kasango tried to insist but they were over powered by the team from Kasango’s family.
In tandem, police intervened, pursued the pickup, intercepted it, removed the body and handed it back to his wife’s family.
Kasango was jailed in 2018. He was serving 16 years sentence in jail over 15bn shillings 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.
Kasango was sentenced alongside the former top Ministry of Public service officials who include Jimmy Lwamafa, the former permanent secretary of the Ministry of Public services, the former commissioner for the compensation department in the same ministry, and many others.
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.