Alfred Olango’s Celebration of Life

Reporting San Diego

Photos Nadin and Tom Abbott

Video Tom Abbott

Editor’s note: We cropped family and attendees out of the frame in the photos out of respect for the family, and only showed the speakers. This event was co-sponsored by the Partnership for New Americans.

Oct 8, 2016 (San Diego) Alfred Olango, who died a week ago during a police action in El Cajon, was laid to rest this morning in a private ceremony. This afternoon there was a celebration of his life at the East African Community Center in City Heights, which was open to the public. The event was extremely well attended, with a crowd of over 200 people. They came to listen to speakers share their experience with Alfred, and to his father Richard Abuka Olango, his cousin and his brotherJeffrey.

Other notables in the community also spoke, Among them Ahmed Sahid, President of the Somali Family Center and…

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