The deceased’s wife, Mastula Lukowe took advantage of the funeral payers on Friday to unveil her children both to the gods and the public. They are Joy Mutesi, Rose Nabirye, Emmanuel Misango, and Betty Ndi
Budhagali's biological children unveiled.
The family of the late
Budhagali Nabamba has defied the cultural norms and decided to reveal the
identities of his biological children to the public.
The deceased’s wife, Mastula
Lukowe took advantage of the funeral payers on Friday to unveil her children
both to the gods and the public. They are Joy
Mutesi, Rose Nabirye, Emmanuel Misango, and Betty Ndiwo.
“We had five children
together but one of them passed away. It is true that, we have many spiritual
children whom we acquired in our line of duty but I found necessary to
introduce the biological children who will help me care take this home in their
father’s absence,” he says.
Early this week, Muyiiri
Waiswa, the head of the funeral arrangements informed journalists that
spiritualists are not supposed to reveal the number of their children before
the public because they are regarded as fathers of many nations.
Godfrey Kabagambe, the
clan head of “Baise Muvu” clan where the deceased belonged, says the family
members had a right to know the identities of the children.
“We respect the traditional norms of our brother but as the surviving family
members, it is prudent for us to know who will be directly in charge of the
deceased’s assets,” he said.
The children were also
introduced to the oracle of Bujjagali falls along river Nile, which involved
sacrificing of animals to sanctify them before the gods.
Jjumba Lubowa, the
leader of the “Tonddism”, a traditional faith group tasked the deceased’s
children to follow the traditional beliefs of their fallen father.
Nabamba succumbed to brain hemorrhage and will be buried on Sunday.