The funeral service/homecoming of Tyrone Mulinde, the 20 year old Ugandan that was stabbed to death on 20th October 2018, will be held this Saturday (November 10th 2018). The service will be held at St Luke’s Church, on Fernhead Road in West Kilburn, North London. It starts at 11:30a.m.
Tyrone was stabbed fatally in Bridgwater town in Somerset, South West England. Two people-Olivia Cromwell, 18, and Nial Koporo 25 have been charged with his murder and will appear at Taunton Magistrates Court today.
“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with their heart and soul, there is no such thing as separation,” read a family message to the son, brother and father.
Tyrone is son to Sam Mulinde (pictured below) and Tanya.
A fundraising page (see link below) has since been set up Sam seeking to raise £15,000 as part of the costs to repatriate Tyrone to Uganda. Over £6000 paid has so far been donated.
For those who wish to donate offline, Sam’s bank account can be utilised. The reference Tyrone Funeral should be added. Bank details are
Name: Sam Mulinde
Bank: Barclays Bank
Sort Code: 20-66-51
Account Number: 40090867
Tyrone’s death has left the family, his friends and the community broken.
Tyrone is described by his family as naturally witty. From the age of 5, “he was always making us laugh. He was an epic storyteller both in English and his mother tongue of Luganda” states the father on the gofundme fundraiser page.
The Uganda High Commission (UK) (clip attached below) has in the past condemned the murder of its citizens to violent crime. In 2007, the Ugandan community lost 3 teenagers to knife (2 teenagers) and gun crime (1 teenager) and a parent to knife crime.
Tyrone his dad stated, wished to be laid to rest in Uganda where he had part of his upbringing.
“Tyrone loved everything about the birthplace of his family, he also lived in Uganda for a number of years before returning to the UK. He expressed to us that when it was his time to go he wished to be buried in Uganda. We never envisioned that in having this conversation he would be taken from us at the age of 20. We appreciate your help and no support is too small.
May Tyrone’s soul rest in eternal peace.