Thursday May 15 2014

MPs to pay last respects to Jabwor today


By Esther Oluka

The body of the late Clement Henry Oboyo Jabwor, former MP for Kotido South Constituency, will today lie at Parliament for public viewing from 10am.

MPs will also hold a special sitting at 2pm to pay their final respects.
A funeral church service will later be held at Bugolobi Church of Uganda at 4pm.

Jabwor succumbed to respiratory failure on May 10 at about 5pm at Mulago hospital where he had been admitted for a week.
The deceased is remembered for bringing people of diverse opinions and ethnicities under one umbrella of leadership.

The current MP for Labwor County in Abim District, Mr Micheal Ayepa, recalls of how he was good friends with late.
The two were accustomed to meeting frequently to discuss the prevailing social concerns in the district.

“He was a very inspirational mentor who often guided me on what to do at work. I also loved the fact that he was very down to earth and very approachable,” Mr Ayepa said.

Relatives and friends of the late remember the former legislator as a warm and sociable person who interacted with individuals from all sorts of age groups and backgrounds.

Mr Anthony Obonyo Jabwor, 35, recalls how hardworking his father was.
“He was a workaholic man. He would often carry his work back home to finish it,” he says. Jabwor says his father also held education in such a high esteem.

who was jabwor?
Born on April 8, 1944 in Abim District Jabwor started his primary education in 1952 to 1960. He attended Sir Samuel Baker School where he finished his O level education in 1964.
For his A level he studied finally proceeding to Nairobi University in Kenya for a Bachelor of Commerce degree from 1967 to 1969. The late served as MP between 1980 to 1985. Prior to his ministerial position, he worked as a Revenue Accountant in United Kingdom from 1976 to 1978.