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Dr. Jackson Odimbe Were was born on 27th December 1940 to the late Dr. Daudi Walufu Odimbe, of the Balyali Clan, and the Late Abigail Nabawanuka Odimbe. He went to Lumino CMS (Bukwekwe) Primary School for his elementary education from 1950 to 1955. He attended Budaka Junior– the intermediate level between the present primary and secondary education– between 1956 and 1959. He obtained his Cambridge School Certificate –the current Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) at Nabumali High School – in 1961 and the Cambridge Advanced School Certificate (Mbale SS) in 1963. He joined the University of East Africa (now Makerere University) in 1965 to pursue a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery which he completed in 1970. Dr. Were was the first Musamia graduate of Human Medicine from the present day districts of Busia and Namayingo. He enrolled for a Master of Medicine at Makerere University in 1973 and was awarded the Degree of Master of Medicine in 1976.

He married Grace Lwande on 10th May 1975 with whom they had seven children.

  • Rosemary Nakooli Were
  • Peter Were (deceased)
  • Juliet Were
  • Henry Were
  • Cissy Were Christine
  • Simon Were
  • Shiela Were


  • Salima Nakisimbi
  • Lwanga Isma
  • Hilary Murenfu
  • Yusuf Abdalla
  • Muhamudu Heri
  • Nabwire Allen
  • Nabaho Angel


  • Absalom Odimbe Walufu (RIP)
  • Solomon Odimbe Onyachi (RIP)
  • Michael Luhoni Odimbe (RIP)
  • Mary Nakooli Kirya (RIP)
  • Jonathan Wandera Odimbe
  • Dr. Wilson Odimbe Were (PhD)
  • William Odimbe Wanjala (RIP)
  • Lukiano Luhoni Odimbe (RIP)
  • Mrs. Gertrude Odundo
  • Steven Ouma Odimbe (RIP)
  • Lucy Anyango Wabwire
  • Henry Munoka Odimbe
  • Dr. Lazarus Odimbe Nabaho (PhD)

He served as the Kulyali (cultural leader of the Balyali Clan) from 8th March 2014 until the time of his passing on.

Working Career

  • Chairman, Board of Directors Posta Uganda Ltd, September 2010 to January 2018
  • Medical Superintendent, Tororo Hospital, January 1991 to December 1996
  • Member, Board of Governors Mbale SS, January 1992 to June 1995
  • Medical Superintendent and Senior Physician, Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, 1980 to 1981
  • Member, Board of Governors, Nabumali High School, 1986 to 1989
  • Senior Medical Officer and Physician to Senior Staff, University of Nairobi, March 1977 to September 1979
  • Senior House Officer (while pursuing Masters), Makerere University Medical School, 1973 to 1976
  • Medical Superintendent, Pallisa Hospital, April 1971 to June 1972
  • Medical Officer, Mbale Hospital, June 1972 to April 1973
  • Medical Internee, Mulago Hospital, April 1970 to March 1971

There will be a funeral service at St. Peter’s Church of Uganda Lumino on Friday, 20th May 2022 starting at 10:00am.

Burial will take place at their ancestral home in Bumala Ward, Lumino Town Council, Busia District on Saturday, 21st May 2022 starting with a service at 10:00am.

Informed are:

Relatives, Friends and In-laws.


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