Pictorial Rotarian Sam Owori's Final Journey

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The Rotary International President elect Sam Frobisher Owori was laid to rest at his ancestral home in Kidera village, Rubongi Sub County, Tororo district on Saturday.

Owori was scheduled to be the first Ugandan and second in Africa to lead Rotary International  organization that brings together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian services and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.

He died in  Texas, United States of America two weeks ago after complications from post-operative complications after undergoing from leg surgery.

Owori was accorded a 3-gun-salute as his body was lowered to his final resting place, seen off by Rotarians from more than 20 countries as well as cultural, religious and political leaders, among others.

We bring you pictures from his final Journey.

 

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Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.

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The casket containing the body of RIPE Sam Owori at the funeral service
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The casket containing the body of RIPE Sam Owori being taken to his permanent home at Kidera village
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The casket containing the body of RIPE Sam Owori being taken for burial at Kidera village
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Ministers Sarah Opendi,Ruth Aceng,Katumba Wamala among others at the burial of Rtn Sam Owori
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Past Rotary International Presidents Raja Saboo and Ravi Ravindran among other officers at the funeral service
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Rotarian Raja Saboo the Past Rotary International President who represented the President of Rotary International Ian Riseley greets Minister Katumba Wamala (Rtn)
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Rotarians attending funeral service for Sam . Rotarians from Uganda and 19 countries attended the funeral service
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Rotarian Raja Saboo the Past Rotary International President greets the 2nd Deputy Prime Minister Kirunda Kivejinja at the funeral service
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The 2nd Deputy Prime Minister Kirunda Kivejinja laying a wreath on casket containing the body of Sam Owori
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Rt Rev Samuel G.B. Egessa the Bishop of Bukedi diocese laying a wreath on casket containing the body of Sam Owori
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Rotarian Norah Owori a widow to Sam Owori at the funeral service
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His Highness the Kwar Adhola Moses Steven Awori at the funeral service
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Rotarian Raja Saboo the Past Rotary International President who represented the President of Rotary International Ian Riseley addressing mourners. He was accompanied by Past District Governors and incoming District officers
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