Margaret Namulinde Kyazike was born in Menvu on 5th December 1937 to the late Mr. Christopher and Catherine Mulinde. She was the 3rd borne out of 12 children. She is a grand-daughter of the late Reagent Festo Manyangenda of Menvu and Eri Njiri of Mpuumu Kyaggwe.
She attended Aggrey Memorial school for Primary one and later moved to Gayaza Junior from Primary 2 to 6. She excelled in her Primary Leaving Examinations and was among the 12 beneficiaries of the Buganda Government scholarship to further their education at Gayaza High School for 3 years. While in school she loved music and was in the school choir. She also loved Domestic Science subject which included cooking, tailoring, knitting, baby care, nutrition, First Aid, care for the invalids and the elderly, and she was a member of the Red Cross Society. She left Gayaza High School between (1956-1957) and joined Lady Irene Teacher Training College Ndejje for 2 years. After college she was posted to Buloba Demonstration school where she taught in Upper Primary from 1958-1962.
On Getting Married
Her prayer was to get married to a God-fearing man, learned, calm respectable and mature. Someone who would tolerate her weaknesses. She met her soul-mate George William Mulindwa, an Accountant by profession and with all the qualities she had dreamed of. They tied the note on 9th February 1963 at Namirembe Cathedral. Her cousin the late Mary Wilson made her wedding dress. The bridal entourage included her siblings Joyce(RIP), Christine(RIP), Esther and the flower girls Victoria Wilson and Princes Sarah Nakabiri. They were later blessed with 5 children, Philip, Steven Catherine, Flavia and Aidah. She was married for 57 years.
She retired from the teaching profession in 1978 and was sponsored by her husband to train as a Machine Operator before the advent of computers. She later joined Makerere University Bookshop as a cashier. and voluntarily retired in 1995 to concentrate on her knitting, supporting the elderly, giving nutrition and baby care advise to young mothers. She was a born-again Christian, as well as a member of St Paul’s Church Kanyanya Mothers’ Union and Kanyanya Abagalana Group.
A Mum, Grand Mum and Sister
She passed away on 14th December at 5.45am and is survived by 12 grandchildren namely Olga, Timothy, Esther, Maggie, Katie James, Jeremiah, Georgia, Hannah, Melisa, Isaiah, Eli and siblings including Jones Mulinde, Cate Lule, Apollo Kyanjo, Esther Mulinde -Schmidt, Zeridah Sempira, Paul Mulinde and Disani Kaddu.
She will greatly be missed by her children Philip and Valentine Mulindwa. Stephen Mulindwa, Cate and Isaac Serunjogi, Flavia and Jimmy Serugo, Aidah and Michael Katende.
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