Born in 1933 and died when he is 88 years
He was born to the family of the late Yolamu Namalu and Penina Muwenge of Bumausi-Buwalasi in present day Sironko District. He was the last-born child in a family of seven.
He had four brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his sister Norah Nandudu, Sarah Kunsa, Fred Kibirige, children, grand and great grand- children.
He was father to Charles John, Josephine, Edward, Jane (RIP), Knight, Sarah, Kato, Kidza (RIP), Sanyu, Florence, Kisakye (RIP) Harriet, Scovia, Rita and Dennis.
Charles (6), Josphine (4), Edward (2) Jane (RIP) (3), Knight (3), Sarah (1), Kidza (RIP) (1), Florence (1), Harriet (2), Rita (1). (24 Grandchildren)
Great grandchildren: 13
Thomas Wanda started his schooling at Nambulu Primary school, his father wishing him a better senior education requested his friend an administrator at the Buwalasi Teachers College take him to study in Buganda.
This is when he is adopted into the family of late Kunsa and growing up in Nansana in Mawokota and attending Makerere College School. Tom as he was popularly called was a good student and athlete who also did play football for Nsambya Football Team. An avid sports supporter, he enjoyed watching football and supported children involved in sports by facilitating all needs. On completing school and due to limited financial resources, he proceeded to join the work force. While in East African Posts and Telecommunication he attended Mbangathi Training School as Engineering student.
He joined the East African Posts & Telecommunication as Technician rising through the ranks to Senior Engineer. He later became an instructor in the same school
He joined Kenya Posts and telecommunication following the collapse of East African Post. He retired in 1988 at the rank of Senior Executive Engineer. Thomas continued living in Kenya, returning to Uganda in 2019.
His career path took him from Kampala to Gulu as Northern Division Engineer, later to Mbale briefly and following Idi Amin anarchy and attempts to his life fled Uganda to Nairobi Kenya.
The Late Thomas Namalu Wanda rested on June 2, 2021 at 3:00 PM in Bombo Uganda. This was following a battle with prostate cancer diagnosed at advanced stage four.
May Father Rest in Eternal Peace.