Justice Stella Arach-Amoko’s to be buried in  Catholic cemetery.

Kampala – Uganda.

The dispute over the burial place of the late Justice Stella Arach-Amoko, a former Supreme Court judge, has been successfully resolved through mediation. The mediation meeting, held in the office of SC Francis Gimara, brought together representatives from both families involved in the disagreement. This development marks a significant step towards finding a mutually agreeable solution regarding the final resting place of the esteemed justice.

The mediation process was initiated in response to conflicting desires concerning Justice Stella Arach-Amoko’s burial. Ambassador James Idule Amoko, her widower, expressed his wish for her to be laid to rest in Adjumani, while three of her children insisted that their mother had expressed a desire to be buried in Nebbi Town. The differing opinions led to legal proceedings, with the children and two maternal relatives seeking a court order to enforce the Nebbi burial.

The disagreement disrupted the initial burial arrangements set for June 23rd in Adjumani, following parliamentary tributes. The children and maternal relatives expressed their objection, claiming a lack of consultation. Despite mediation efforts by Speaker of Parliament Anita Among, an agreement could not be reached initially, resulting in the deceased’s body being returned to a funeral home.

However, in a positive turn of events, the mediation meeting held in SC Francis Gimara’s office yielded a resolution. The family of Ambassador Amoko proposed a neutral burial place, the Arua Catholic Cathedral Cemetery, which was accepted by both families.

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