MBUYA – A requiem mass in honour of the former Inspector General of Police John Kisembo is happening now at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Mbuya this Saturday morning.
IGP Martins Okoth Ochola and other bigwigs in the force are in attendance as the law-enforcers eulogise the works of the deceased retired IGP Kisembo.
Police spokesperson Fred Enaga on Friday July 19 said The fallen former Police Commander Kisembo, will be laid to rest on Sunday July 21 at his ancestral home in Kitema village, about two kilometres along Mugalike-Isunga Road in Kagadi District.
The late Kisembo, 64, was Uganda’s IGP from 1998 to 2001 he succumbed to lung cancer on Thursday this week.
According to family sources, the late Kisembo’s condition stretches to 2017 when he started developing lung-related illnesses.
However, the hospitals in Kampala hospital couldn’t confirm cancer until he was flown to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
At the time of the diagnosis, the cancer was beyond remission and was in and out of hospital until he breathed his last.
Ms. Catherine Kabonesa, the younger sister to the deceased confirms the burial programme to take place on Sunday.
At the time of his death, the late Kisembo was the acting Director of the United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders (UNAFRI).
Before his appointment as IGP, Kisembo was the Deputy to John Cossy Odomel who was IGP from 1992 to 1998.
Born on October 1, 1955, at Kitema, kyanaisoke Sub County in the then Mubende District, Kisembo went to Mugalike Primary School and later joined Moroto Municipal Primary School before joining St Mary’s College Kisubi for his Ordinary Level education which, however, he completed at St Edward Secondary School Bukuumi.
In the early 1970s, Kisembo joined Old Kampala SS for his advanced level education and was admitted to Makerere University to study Sociology.