Hundreds of people descended on Kapyeemi village to pay their last respects to the deceased before his body was placed at its final resting place. Omukwenda Turyamureeba, the head of Communications in the Faith of Unity and some government officials declined to comment on the decision to embalm Bisaka’s body.
body of the late Desteo Owobusobozi Bisaka, the Founder of Faith of Unity has
been embalmed and kept for future viewing by his followers. The body has been
kept in Bisaka’s house in Kapyeemi cell in Muhorro town Council in Kagadi
Embalming is the art and science of preserving
human remains by treating them to forestall decomposition. This is done to ensure
that the deceased is suitable for public or private viewing or preserved for
late Bisaka died in the Aga khan hospital in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on January
13, 2021 but his family only announced the death on January 23, 2021. His body was
returned to Uganda last week and airlifted by a military chopper to his
ancestral home in Kagadi on Sunday last week.
Hundreds of people
descended on Kapyeemi village to pay their last respects to the deceased before
his body was placed at its final resting place. Omukwenda
Turyamureeba, the head of Communications in the Faith of Unity and some
government officials declined to comment on the decision to embalm Bisaka’s
"My friend we are not allowed to comment on this, it was an order from above. You
want us to be in problems. That is how the burial is being conducted don't ask
me for the body because it is the way we are conducting the burial,” said a top
government official who attended the funeral on Sunday.
However, a source within the Faith of Unity told
Uganda Radio Network on condition of anonymity that prior to his death, the
late Bisaka directed that his body be preserved for future viewing by his
followers. Only selected mourners were allowed to view the deceased’s
body. Even at the funeral, the body was not brought out for public viewing.
past week, Bisaka’s followers from different areas having flocking the healing
center and were the only ones allowed to view the body in the deceased’s house,
according to the source. The source further told URN that the body was preserved
to ensure that the deceased’s followers continue according to him respect and
abide by the rules and regulations of their faith even after the demise of their
communication has been made about Bisaka’s heir. Even before his death, Bisaka
had no deputy who would perform his healing work. It is unclear whether his
faith will survive now that Bisaka is dead.
In his condolence message read to mourners by the Finance Minister, Matia
Kasaija, president, Yoweri Museveni hailed the
Late Bsaika for uniting and promoting peace among the people of Bunyoro and the
entire East Africa.
noted that Bisaka has been at the forefront of promoting peace among people
regardless of their tribes, religion and political affiliations. “On behalf of my family, Government and the
National Resistance Movement-NRM government, I extend my heartfelt condolences
and sympathy to the family, friends and followers of Owobusobozi Bisaka,” said
He explained that Bisaka’s death has robbed the faith of Unity believers
and the nation a great religious leader who used his unique spiritual gift to
heal and cure people.
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urged the Faith of Unity followers to remain calm and stand firm in their faith,
saying that the late Bisaka utilized his platform as a religious leader to
promote good morals and discipline among his followers.
He said that
Bisaka didn’t only fulfil God's call of service but also ensured that his
believers nurtured spiritually and empowered physically and economically.
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David Karubanga, the Public Service State
Minister described the late Bisaka as a man who encouraged togetherness and
peaceful co-existence among the different tribes in Bunyoro sub-region.
Omuhereza Alinda Akugizibwe, a member of the Faith of Unity who read a statement on behalf of Bisaka’s family, urged the followers
to be strong and calm, saying they will not abandon their faith and converts to
He applauded the government for offering the late Bisaka a
conducive environment to perform his duties uninterrupted.
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Lilian Ruteraho, the Kagadi Resident District
Commissioner-RDC, says the late Bisaka was able to champion and sensitize his
followers about development in their homes.
Bisaka has followers in Kagadi, Kibaale,
Mubende, Hoima, Kakumiro, Kyankwanzi, Kyenjonjo and Kiboga districts.
has followers in DR Congo, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya among others
who have been visiting him in search of blessings and healing.