Uganda’s finest R‘n’B song bird Juliana Kanyomozi’s only child, Keron Raphael Kabugo will today be laid to rest at the father’s ancestral home in Kiryagonja, two kilometres off Matugga town centre.
Before burial, a funeral service will be held at All Saints Cathedral starting at 8am till 11am. This requiem mass is organised for the singer’s fans, family, friends, Keron’s friends and the general public.
“We shall have speeches from the family, government officials, fellow musicians and other dignitaries. Immediately after the service, we will proceed to Kiryagonja where Keron will be laid to rest,” Balam Barugahare, a renowned concerts organiser.
Balam describes the late Keron as “sharp and crazy. He used to ask hard and challenging questions and on top of that, so social. He liked hanging around people more than his mother,” he recollects.
A two day vigil and mourning took place at the residence of Mr Misusera Kabugo,( Keron’s grandfather) in Bunga Kawuku next to Kawuku Church of Uganda and at Juliana Kanyomozi’s place in Lungujja where mourners where warned against taking pictures of the body.
Keron, 11, was a Primary Six pupil at Aga Khan Primary School who was left with just one year to join Cambridge. He breathed his last on Sunday morning at the Agha Khan Hospital in Nairobi where he was battling asthma.
9:57: Church fully packed, two more tents have been set up outside the church.
9:57: The main celebrant is Rev Diana Nkesiga, the vicar of All Saints Cathedral
10:00: Different dignitaries, family, fans of Juliana, Keron's friends and classmates are in attendance
10:01: among other artists present is Ragga Dee, Viboyo Oweyo, Lillian Mbabazi and many more still to come.