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Uganda: Ex-teacher celebrates 100 years, gives tips on health

Ms. Wolayo claims to have outlived both her father, who died at the age of 96, and her mother, who died at the age of 95. [Image: courtesy]
Uganda—Ms. Kuku Kerenuka Wolayo, of Bulumolo Village, Bulambuli Parish, Buyobo Sub-county, Sironko District, has turned 100 years old.

The thanksgiving ceremony, which took place at the weekend, was presided over by Rtd Bishop of Mbale North Diocese Samuel Gidudu. It was attended by religious leaders, politicians, educationalists, and former pupils.

Born on January 29, 1922, to Enock Magolo and Eseri Nambozo, Ms Wolayo is the second born of five children.
She is believed to be one of the oldest people in Bugisu Sub-region.

Ms Wolayo claims to have outlived both her father, who died at the age of 96, and her mother, who died at the age of 95.

With a radiant smile, she explains, “I attribute my long life to the personal principle of excellent diet and loving God.”
Ms Wolayo attended Bubugu Primary School from Primary One to Six in 1944 before enrolling at Kabwangasi Teacher’s Training College in Butebo District. She began her career as a teacher in 1945 and retired in 1957.

Ms Wolayo taught English, Kiswahili, and Luganda in many government schools in Bududa District, Bugisu Sub-region, including Bulago, Buhugu, Buyobo, and Buteza and Bukalasi elementary schools.

Unlike her peers, who are feeble and senile, Ms Wolayo claims that her self-discipline has allowed her to live a happy life.
She does not consume alcohol or smoke. “I get up at 8 a.m. and go to bed at 7 p.m. I like my coffee black. “I also like matooke, malewa, potatoes, and rice,” she adds.

Ms Wolayo is also a cheerful and welcoming individual. She walks more confidently and with less trouble.

“I’ve seen everything, and there’s nothing I desire.” “I thank God for giving me such a long and healthy life,” Wolayo says.
The 100-year-old can read without glasses, has excellent hearing, and has not lost a single tooth.

“I’m not afflicted with ailments like diabetes or high or low blood pressure.” This is because I’ve always been happy with what I’ve had,” she says, smiling.
Bishop Gidudu, who officiated during Wolayo’s birthday prayers, praised her grandkids for their love.

“I appreciate the grandchildren’s care for her.” “I implore parents to educate or economically empower their children so that they can care for them in their old age,” Bishop Gidudu added.

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