President Yoweri Museveni has praised as a great father and supporter of development, former Prime Minster Hon Amama Mbabazi’s elder brother Enock Bahemurwabusha Bagwowaabo, who passed away a couple of days ago.
Bahemurwabusha was Sunday afternoon laid to rest at his ancestral home in Karubeizi, Kanungu district.
The 85 year old Bahemurwabusha passed away on Thursday at Bwindi Community Hospital where he was battling hypertension.
At the time of his demise, his brother Amama Mbabazi was being held in police custody after he rejected police orders to cancel his trip to Mbale town where he was slated to address his supporters.
Following his brother’s death, Mbabazi has since suspended the string of consultative meetings he had programmed to carry out across the country, to seek the support of Ugandans as the ruling NRM party flag bearer in the coming elections.
At the burial function, President Yoweri Museveni was represented by Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda who delivered his message.
President Museveni said he was deeply saddened by Bahemurwabusha’s demise.
“Death has robbed the family of a great father and a very supportive partner of development,” he said, adding that his hope was that those he left behind would emulate his legacy.
“We, therefore mourn a great cadre who contributed to the success of our country. He was a good elder with great wisdom and his counsel shall be greatly missed. I trust that those he leaves behind shall emulate his legacy.”
The late Bahemurwabusha served for a long time as a court clerk Kabale, and a clerk at the Kabale district council.
He previously served in the Obote regime as political activist in Kigezi region, before he joined the NRM.