The burial of AIGP Felix Kaweesi currently taking place at his home in Kyazanga, Lwengo has attracted many dignitaries.
Although it had earlier been said mass would begin at 10am, it was postponed to midday and began at 12.12pm. It is being presided over by the Masaka diocesan Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima took the first reading while Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Director, Grace Akullo took the second reading.
Mourners from all corners of the country including police directors, army officials, MPs and ministers, among others arrived in the morning at Kyazanga.
These include minister of Internal Affairs, Jeje Odongo; Minister of Trade, Amelia Kyambadde; Minister in Charge of General Duties, Mary Karooro Okurut; and the Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura.
Bishop Kaggwa has hailed Kaweesi as a man of conviction. “He was ready to serve he always moved with his phone in the hands waiting to be called,” Kaggwa added.
Meanwhile, organisers have run out of seats in tents organised for VIPs. Those who came after midday have been forced to occupy improvised seats in front of the casket and brave the scorching afternoon sunshine.
Vendors have also been sighted selling newspapers, Uganda flag badges and calendars with the pictures of Kaweesi. Security is tight in the area, with many police officers deployed in the area.