Photo : Tigoni Abbey, cropped | Wenceslaus Omamo OSB

Dear Confreres and friends,

Yesterday, the 10th of October 2021, at around 1pm [EAT] our Fr. Boniface [Bonaventura] Ojaka, died in Tororo, Uganda, at St. Antony Hospital. He died surrounded by his family members in the hospital. He has battled with cancer for some time now.

Fr. Boniface was born on 11th July 1957 in Tororo and joined Tigoni Monastery as a pioneer member.

He was buried on Thursday 14th October 2021 at Christ the King conventual Priory Tororo with a requiem mass and the burial at the priory cemetery.

Thank you to Prior Fidelis and community for accepting to lay him to rest at the community cemetery.

The Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away. May His name be praised.

May he rest in peace. Amen.


+John Baptist, OSB

Brief Biography of the Late Rev. Fr. Boniface (1957 – 2021)

The Late Rev. FR. Boniface Ojaka was born on 11th July 1957, fourth born to Mr. Isidoro Othieno and the late Scolastica Anyango of Maguria ‘B’ Village, Nyang’ole Parish, Rubongi sub County currently carved into Nyangole sub-county.

He belonged to the IKarwok ‘Amiyo Clan ‘and Itesot”
He was baptized at Sacred Heart Church
He got First Holy Communion at Sacred Heart Church
He got Confirmation at Sacred Heart Church

Education Background

P1 – P3 (1964-1966) St. Peter’s College Primary School
P4 – P5 (1967 -1968) Mukuju Primary School
P6 – P7 (1969 – 1970) Mahanga Primary School
S1- S4 (1971 -1974) St. Pius X Seminary, Nagongera

He joined the Benedictine Fathers in 1979, and took his 1st vows on 13th June 1981, later went to Consolata institute of Philosopy and then St. Thomas Major seminary Nairobi for his Theological studies.

He was ordained priest on 20th November 1988.