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JAMES EPILO March 6, 2021

The late was born on 27th November 1974 to the late Mr. Nathan Odwar and Mrs. Peninnah Odwar.

Education Background

  • The late studied at Madera Boys for his primary education from 1980-1987. He then proceeded to join Teso College Aloet in 1988 -1994 where he attained a Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE).
  • In 1995, he joined Ngora High School for an Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE).
  • From 1996 – 2000, he persued and obtain a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Agriculture from Makerere University.
  • Later, he was admitted to a prestigious University of Copenhagen in Denmark where he persued Master’s Degree in Agricultural Development. He then proceeded to attend a short course in China in 2012.

Marital Status

The late James Epilo was married to Mrs. Helen Beatrice Epilo. He has left behind five children:

  • Apio Lewis Ruth
  • Ateme Bernadette
  • Epilo Isaac
  • Akerepo Irene Linda
  • Ajilong Angel Gaudensia.

Working Experience

  • He worked with Katakwi District Local Government as an Agricultural Officer from 2001- 2004.
  • From 2005 – 2009, he worked as a District Coordinator for National Agricultural and Advisory Services (NAADs) programme.
  • Before going to Denmark for the Masters programme, he got a part time technical job as technical advisory under the joint programme of United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP) and (Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF).
  • When he returned back from his graduate studies, James rejoined to work in Katakwi District Local Government.
  • From 2013 to until the time of his death, James has been working with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) as Agribusiness Officer.
  • James also worked with Agriculture Cluster Development Project (ACDP) with the Ministry of Agricultural, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF).

Social responsibilities

  • He served as chairperson of Soroti United Comrades Association (SUCA)
  • He was as chairman of various marriage committees of various couples both in the clan and friends.
  • He was a technical advisor for Teso Professional Forum
  • He also served as a private consultant with a number of organisations
  • He was so passionate about education. He supported the education of a number of siblings, relatives and friends’ children.
  • James was a clan leader of Inyakoi.
  • Personality and character
  • He was dependable and reliable
  • He was sincere and honest
  • He was a very disciplined and humble person.
  • He loved to serve people and authentic.
  • He was a responsible family man.

There will be a Funeral Service at St. Peter’s Church Of Uganda, Kisasi on Thursday 04th March, 2021 starting at 10:00am.

There will be another Funeral Service at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Soroti on Friday 05th March, 2021 starting at 10:00am.

Burial will take place at their home in Akunyuko- Kapaang-Kachumbala sub-county, Bukedea district on Saturday 6th March, 2021 at 02:00pm.

May the good Lord reward him with eternal for serving his people and the nation. We will miss him dearly but we pray that the God Lord his soul in eternal peace.


  1. REPLY
    James Odongo says

    James Epilo my OB of Ngora high school was Avery intelligent man
    .he used to beat me academically a fact that I have to admit.he has gone to be with the Lord and we shall me him again when we are all in heaven.

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    Simon says

    James you have gone too soon. May God almighty rest your soul in peace.

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    Onapito-Ekomoloit says

    A Tribute To James Epilo

    Ejakait Lo, as I would call you, it is hard to believe you are dead.
    My phone record still.shows you last called me at 7.49 pm, on Sunday, February, 28th, only hours before the cold hand of death snatched your precious life.
    I had just started eating my dinner when you called. If it was any other person, I might have activated “Send me text”. For you, I had to pause eating and take the call.
    You called me to talk about the things that always mattered to both of us, family and agriculture.
    You spoke about your confidence in Ian, my son and your nephew/friend. As always, you were proud of his budding leadership traits. Yours words, and our mutual love for Ian, made my heart glow.
    You then invited me to join the whatsap group of the agriculture sector of the Teso Professionals Group, in which you were very active.
    I told you I would join, but only if something tangible would come out of the whatsap group.
    Whatsap groups are notorious for redundancy, but I was sure the agric one of TPG would fly , if only because of your involvement.
    You had repeatedly proved to me a man of action, especially on things agriculture.
    You, for example, helped me kickstart my piggery project in Asalatap, Wera, Amuria; by connecting me to credible sources of quality piglets.
    You were equally passionate and selfless in helping with many other things.
    I can’t.count how many times I ran to you to bail me out of situations involving the bureacracy of your work place, KCCA.
    Not once did you ask me or imply I had to “facilitate you”, like many would be wont.
    You had a heart that qualifies you to hang out angels. I bet they have already received you with open arms.
    Rest in peace my humble, selfless, dependable comfidant.
    Will.sorely miss you.

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    Joyce Ikwaput Nyeko says

    James, your light shone in darkness to show the way for others but it has gone out before dawn. May your good works continue shinning and be a lesson for others to emulate. Rest in peace.

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    Susan Lakwonyero says

    Gone from our sight but never from our hearts .

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    Areke James Stephen says

    James its so painful loosing as a friend, a brother. Will miss d energy n passion in you. May d almighty grant you eternal rest.

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    Elias Emokori says

    It is still unthinkable to think that Edugu (Ndugu atesonized that is how we addressed one another) Epilo you are gone. You were close to my Dad your uncle like best of friends just as you were to us your brothers, sisters and friends and also had a thing for our children. No moment would you be called and you don’t pick or return. Your few words brought out fun and laughter yet also seriousness when handling business. We were tight as little kids in our Bukedea before primary sch separated us for a while. You headed west to Soroti to senior auntie Gaudesia Ajilong as I headed east to Tororo to next senior auntie Margaret Ima. Secondary education soon brought us back together taking going to same schools Teso college Aloet and Ngora High School Soroti becoming our second home, work even kept us close as we served our country in the same districts at the same time till the cruel hand of death now separated us in this Kampala. In a few years we would be retiring to where it all started – Bukedea welcoming grand children for holidays and comparing notes of the times. Till we meet again, Rest in Peace Edugu Epilo.
    Eria Paulo Emokori

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    Dr. Henry Nakelet Opolot says

    It was darkness at noon, when news of your demise James when I was informed you were no more! We had a long term agenda of impacting on agricultural transformation in Uganda. Hardly a month when you took up to coordinated the Teso ACDP cluster the feedback I recieved on that fateful Sunday evening was that with you, all was sorted! Short of words, I can only humble myself and accept that God’s timing being the best. I am confident the holy Angel’s have led you to a better place. May Gods name be praised and I remain cherishing the time we met, interacted and executed several assignments.
    Rest in perfect peace my brother James till we meet again.

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