Toto Pauline Apolot Ekinu’s Burial – Aipuduno

On the night of 5th February 2023, our toto Pauline Apolot Ekinu, the widow of our late papa Robert Ekinu rested. Today, 9th February 2023, the final leg of toto’s journey to her eternal resting place begins.

  • This morning, Thursday, 9th February 2023, at 10:00 a.m there will be a requiem mass for the repose of toto’s soul that will be held at Bugonga Catholic Church in Entebbe.
  • From Bungonga Church, the cortege escorting toto’s remains will move to the Ekinu family home on Plot 8 Bugonga Road, in Entebbe, where toto’s body will lay overnight and vigil will be held.
  • Early morning on Friday, 10th February 2023, the cortege escorting toto’s remains will set off from Entebbe to her ancestral family home, the home of her late parents, her father Sulaiman Ongodia and her mother Eunia Acham, at Corner Yakobo in Serere. At her late parent’s home, toto’s body will lay for one hour.
  • Thereafter, the cortege will proceed to toto’s marital home, her home in Kaberamaido, where her body will lay overnight.
  • On Saturday, 11th February 2023, toto’s body will be laid her final resting place in the family burial grounds within the Ekinu family home in Kaberamaido.

Toto is survived by five of her six children, six grandsons and five granddaughters.

The Ekinus

A loving and formidable mother and grandmother toto was. In 1987 her husband, papa Ekinu, was abducted by the Uganda People’s Army (UPA) rebels, while at the time he was the Deputy Minister of Ministry of Transport and Communications. Eight months after he was abducted, papa Ekinu was killed on 2nd August 1988, as government forces were attempting to rescue him. Toto was thus widowed and for the last 35 years of her life, as a single parent, she raised her children and nurtured her grandchildren.

Toto was an alumnus of Madera Girls Primary School; Kidetok Senior Secondary School and Jinja School of Nursing. Immediately after qualifying as a nurse, she briefly worked at Grade B Hospital in Entebbe. Then she was transferred to work at the Ministry of Health Kaberamaido Dispensary. After her husband was abducted, she relocated to live with her children in Entebbe. From where she daily commuted to Kampala to work. First at a non-governmental organization domiciled in Nsambya and was providing outreach community health care services. After some time, she changed professions and joined the Bank of Uganda, where she worked at the currency centre as a senior supervisor until she retired in 2004.

Toto has departed this earth, but she is still alive in the hearts of our loved ones and through them she lives on.

4 responses to “Toto Pauline Apolot Ekinu’s Burial – Aipuduno”

  1. RIP Toto Pauline.
    The story of her bravery to face the challenge brought upon her by the untimely passing of her husband is exemplary devotion of Love.
    Bless her soul


  2. Praying Psalm 23 over all the family! We bless God for mama Pauline’s life. May her legacy live on in each of you!


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