The remains of Ms Carol Atuhirwe, who was battling throat and lung cancer, arrived today at Entebbe International Airport aboard Emirates Airways and were immediately chauffeured to Masanafu, Kampala where a vigil will take place.
Atuhirwe, aged 31 died in India last week and a family source said there will be a service at All Saints Church Nakasero on Tuesday.
The body will be taken to her ancestral home in Ishongororo, Kabale Village, Ibanda District for burial on Wednesday afternoon.
Carol’s story moved the country to tears! Ugandans quickly came together to raise money under the ‘SaveCarol Campaign’ led by Mr Muhereza Kyamutetera. Several well-wishers joined a fundraising drive involving a car wash to raise money.
President Mao mourns
Democratic Party president Norbert Mao over the weekend penned a heartfelt eulogy to the late Atuhirwe.
He said; “It was appropriate to refer to Carol Atuhirwe as “our Carol”, because for one reason or another she belonged to multitudes.”
“I can’t get the picture of a smiling Carol arriving at Panamera in a convertible car last year out of my mind. This was during the car wash fundraiser organised by family and friends. A spirited fundraising effort bagged Shs270 million. For the past one year she has been in India for specialised cancer treatment. It is bad enough to have one type of cancer. For one to smile through a combination of throat cancer and lung cancer requires extraordinary courage and resilience.”
“Cancer ravaged her body but her mind remained agile and crystal clear. The online blog she kept as a kind of journal attests to that. Writing that blog gave her a powerful voice. She may have lost her ability to utter words due to the infirmity imposed by cancer but not even the fearsome affliction could silence the indomitable fighting spirit of Carol.”
May Carol’s soul rest in eternal peace.