By Kiyimba Bruno
One of the 54 chiefs forming the council of Rwodi, known as Kwaro Acholi, Chief Rwot Jeremiah Muttu was peacefully lain to his ancestral home in Ajulu Patiko in Gulu District with a legacy worth unreplacable.
Chief Jeremiah who died on the 14th of March 2014 was buried on 1st of April 2o17, left a widow, the queen Mother Florence Muttu, with 3 daughters, [Eunice Auma Muttu Komakech, Nancy Muttu Adong, and Dorothy Muttu] as well as 2 grand children Kenneth Onek and Gabriel Omara as well as his son, George Muttu, who predeceased him on 9th of July 2014.
The 63 year old man died of prostate cancer, which had been treated for ages but suddenly it did not heal.
One of the daughters of the late chief, Nancy Muttu Adong commends her late dad for having been an exeprally man as well as being a grandfather to all, something that is not common among many.
“My father was a man who inspired all who encountered him. He made them outstanding positions in Gulu towards peace and reconciliation” Nancy elucidates.
The burial service was lead by the Anglican Bishop of Gulu Diocese Rt Reverend Gakumba who advised everyone to always be set for the lord.
“This is the time to request all of you to be set for the lord. Eagerly await Him cause you shall never know when the right time comes” adds Rt Reverend Gakumba.
Chief Rwot Jeremiah Bangonjane Muttu was enthroned on June 14th 2011, following the death of his father Israel Lagara Muttu 1. Chief Rwot Jeremiah Bangonjane Muttu was the 36th clan chief of the Patiko chiefdom whose formation dates back to the Luo Migration in Egypt, [in Uganda known as Misiri].
He worked with the Refugee law project and International criminal court [ICC] field office in Kampala. He was actively involved with the Norwegian Refugee council and was actively involve with Action Aid Uganda.
At his time of illness, had been nominated the Head of Delegation to the Uganda Cultural elders to officiate the opening of the Dominic Ogwang Hague in Netherlands. He was also a member of the research board of Gulu University.
The Patiko people are distinctly known for their resistance to the Arab slave trade in Northern Uganda between 1864 and 1872 led by Sir Samuel Baker.
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