By UTN Reporter
Lubaga- Thousands of mourners have thronged Lubaga Cathedral this morning to attend the requiem mass of celebrated educationist Lawrence Mukiibi.
The mass attended by among others first lady Janet Museveni, was led by Emmanuel Cardinal Wamala as the late’s wish, a midst tight security.
Most of the mourners clad in white in honor of Mukiibi’s request, also wore a somber mood.
Mukiibi the proprietor of St Lawrence Schools and Colleges died on Sunday at Norvik Hospital in Kampala, where he had been admitted after falling in the bathroom at his home.
He was involved in a fatal motor accident in July last year at Nakasozi, neat Buddo on Kampala-Masaka road. Prof Mukiibi 69 who had been battling diabetes had his health deteriorating since then.
The white casket that contained the remains of the late was rolled into the Cathedral as students lined up in procession outside the Church.
Education Minister Janet Kataha Museveni praised the late as a selfless educationist whose contribution to the country’s education is unprecedented and will remains solid. She said “Uganda was proud of the humble servant in Prof Mukiibi.”
She added that the sector will remain indebted to Prof Mukiibi for hi contribution.
The body will be taken to all his schools and University for the students to pay tribute to him.
Burial will take place on Friday at his ancestral home in Katende, Mpigi district.