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Kaijanabyo, a priest at Fort Portal Diocese died on Wednesday morning at Virika Hospital after he succumbed to stroke which had troubled him for a long time.

He was a member of the National Symbol Committee that selected Uganda's National Anthem, Uganda’s National Flag and Uganda’s Court of Arms in 1962.

According to Rev Father Venansio Busobozi, the Chancellor Fort Portal Diocese, Kaijanabyo beat two others on what would be Uganda’s Motto on Independence in 1962.

“Three teams were commissioned to get the Moto, they included the Anglican, Muslim and the Catholics led by Father Kaijanabyo, his went through and it is now that we pride in,” Busobozi said

At the time of formulating the Uganda Motto, Kaijanabyo was working at the Catholic Secretariat in Kampala.
Kaijanabyo who has been the longest serving priest and oldest in the Western Ecclesiastical Province is remembered for founding a number of catholic institutions ranging from schools, parishes among others.