The Minister of State for Gender, Labour and Social Development (Disability Affairs) Hon. Hellen Asamo Grace and her siblings Eryaku Isac and Martha Mbabazi Atai are in a court battle on where to bury their mother.

A court order from Chief Magistrate, Her Worship Aanyu Margaret dated 17th September, 2021 blocked Hon Asamo and her agents from conducting the burial of the late Iyapo Phoebe Auma which was scheduled for 18th September.

“This matter coming up for final disposal (ex-parte), this 17th day of September, 2021, before Her Worship Aanyu Margaret, Chief Magistrate in the presence of counsel Menya Paul for the applicants and in the presence of the applicants and in the absence of the respondent,” reads part of the letter.

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“It’s hereby ordered that; An interim order doth issue restraining the respondent (Hon Asamo), her agents or any funeral service providers or anybody acting under her authority from conducting burial of the late Iyapo Phoebe Auma due for burial on 18th September 2021 until determination of the main cause number 37 of 2021 on 20/9/2021.”

Eryaku Isac and Martha Mbabazi Atai dragged Hon Asamo to court to block the burial of their late mother Iyapo Phoebe until they all agree on where to bury her body.

Court also ordered for the body to remain with the funeral services company until the matter is resolved before court.

“The body of the deceased remains in the custody of A-Plus Funeral Services until then. Costs shall stay in the cause,” Court ordered.