Burial Programme For Fallen Ex-Kazo MP Bafaki Finally Out

Burial Programme For Fallen Ex-Kazo MP Bafaki Finally Out

By Ivan Mwine

The send-off programme for former Kazo constituency Member of Parliament Hon. Gordon Bafaki, who perished in a nasty accident on Tuesday, has finally been released.

The burial arrangements are being overseen by a committee led by Hon.  Jennifer A. Muheesi, who is the Kazo District Woman MP.

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According to the tentative programme released so far, a vigil was held at his residence in Namugongo  yesterday, while today a requiem church service was held to pray for his soul at All Saints Cathedral, Nakasero.

Hon. Gordon Bafaki’s life in pictures

Tomorrow, Friday,  Bafaki’s remains will be transported to his ancestral home in Ntambazi village   in Kazo District for burial.

Meanwhile, we have learnt that the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Anita Annet Among on Wednesday evening visited Bafaki’s family at his residence in Namugongo, where she condoled with  them.

 

Burial programme for Hon. Gordon Bafaki

Who is Bafaki:

Born on 9th of November 1976, Gordon Tumwiine Bafaki was a Politician, businessman and a professional classroom teacher.

In 2016 he was elected Member of Parliament representing Kazo Constituency in the 10th Parliament.

Bafaki was born to the late Enos Tumwine and Jolly Tumwine in Ntambazi parish, Kazo district.

His father was one of the founders of UPM (Uganda Patriotic Movement) in Greater Nyabushozi and he greatly campaigned for Yoweri Museveni in the 1980 general election whose results sparked off a five-year bush war.

Bafaki attended Ntambazi Primary School for his primary education, Kanoni Secondary School for “O” Level and finally Standard High School Zzana in Kampala where he completed his S.6 in 1998.

Bafaki being pulled out of the wreckage shortly before he died

He later joined Makerere University where he graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education.

As one of the students who had excelled well at S.6 while at Standard High School Zzana, he was retained by the school as a student teacher,  teaching  Geography and Economics throughout his campus life.

After his graduation in 2001, he crossed over to Crested Secondary School in Makindye, where he taught for only one year before he was called back by Standard High School, Zzana to work as the Head of Geography department.

In 2004, he was again called back to Crested Secondary School where he was appointed the Head of the Economics department at the school.

However, his stint at the school was short-lived because he was later taken on by Westlands Clearing and Forwarding Company as the Operations Manager.

It was while at this company that Bafaki developed an interest in the clearing and forwarding industry and started his own company, Booked Logistics International Ltd, where he was the General Manager until 2015 when he decided to Join elective politics.

In the 2015 NRM primaries, Bafaki floored more than 6 other contestants with a landslide victory of over 20,000 votes while his closest rival, Peter Taremwa trailed with just 6000 votes.

He is survived by a widow, Jussy Tusingwire, and five orphans.

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