General Francis Ogolla
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Celebrations that never were: Tragic twist for Gen Ogolla father's 100th birthday, church opening

General Francis Ogolla's father Joel Okech receives Holy Communion on his 100th birthday. (right) A portrait of late General Ogolla at Ulinzi Sports Complex during a memorial service and military honour of the late CDF on April 20, 2024. 

Photo credit: Kassim Adinasi and Wilfred Nyangaresi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The CDF had wanted to be buried within 72 hours and in a very simple ceremony.
  • The burial of the late CDF will be unique compared to other state funerals of senior Luo members.
  •  The burial will be restricted to specific people due to the limited space in the compound.