Angry ghost of Oulanyah

I remember as a child, I was in awe of my late paternal grandmother, my tata. You see, we would be sitting in her front yard, threshing millet or winnowing millet or doing other post-harvest handling activity, and on occasion a spiral wind would blow over. And my grandmother would rush to cover "the eye"… Continue reading Angry ghost of Oulanyah

Rest well Ija Apio

On the morning of 21st February 2022, I was given the sad news that my ija (aunt) Apio had rested. Ija Apio was a cousin to my late papa. She was the daughter of my late papa’s uncle, papa Opodo (RIP), who, as part of the King’s African Rifles, fought for the British in World… Continue reading Rest well Ija Apio

Papa rested, a library burnt

Born on 12th August 1934 to the late Ejakait Isirairi Okalebo and Ajakit Amoding, and belonging to the Atekok Icumadeka Clan of the Iteso of Uganda, today, Saturday, 19th February 2022, the remains of Papa Emorimor Osuban, who rested, will be interred at his family’s ancestral burial grounds in Serere. Papa Emorimor Osuban’s earthly voice… Continue reading Papa rested, a library burnt

Toto Akaliait on my mind

Today, Wednesday, 16th February 2022, as the aipuduno ceremonies of Papa Emorimor Osuban continue, on my mind is Her Royal Highness Toto Akaliait Agnes Agwang Osuban. Born on 22nd August 1945, to the late Ejakait Konstantine Aisu and Ajakait Arupina Acom, Toto Akaliait Agwang is of well-to-do ancestry. Her late father, Ejakait Aisu, was a… Continue reading Toto Akaliait on my mind

A patriotic civil servant

Today, Tuesday, 15th February 2022, as part of the week-long aipuduno ceremonies for Papa Emorimor Osuban, now rested, there will be a requiem mass held at Kololo Independence Grounds with 500 dignitaries, including His Excellency the President of the Republic of Uganda, Yoweri Kagutta Tibuhaburwa Museveni, in attendance. You see, in 1979, albeit for a short… Continue reading A patriotic civil servant