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Mourners Castigate Museveni Over ‘Spiteful Comments' as MV K Palm Owner is Laid to Rest :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Mourners Castigate Museveni Over ‘Spiteful Comments' as MV K Palm Owner is Laid to Rest

Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, the Kira Municipality MP, said whenever something bad occurs in Uganda, government is quick to look a scapegoat. Ssemujju notes that the K-Palm accident was just another indicator to government that all isnt well on Ugandan waters.
Caskets of Micheal Bisase alias Tempalar and his wife Sheila Bisase

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Mourners have castigated President, Yoweri Museveni and government officials for their spiteful comments against Michael Bisase alias Tempalar, the owner of MV K Palm vessel.  The vessel capsized on Saturday evening while transporting more than 100 people from Gabba in Wakiso district to K Palm beach in Mpatta Sub County in Mukono District.  

 

At least 35 people are confirmed to been killed including Michael Bisase alias Tempalar, the owner of the vessel and his wife, Sheila Bisase. 27 other revelers were rescued from the boat accident. In his condolence message released on Sunday morning, President Yoweri Museveni noted that the operators of the ill-fated boat would be charged with criminal negligence and manslaughter, if they hadn't already been punished for their mistake by dying in the accident.

Bisase and his wife were laid to rest at Kyaliwajala in Wakiso district on Tuesday afternoon following a requiem mass at St Thomas church in Kira Municipality. Several mourners including high profile people and businessmen eulogized the deceased couple, saying there is need to find a lasting solution to avert future water accidents than blaming the deceased.

The mourners noted that it was inappropriate for the head of state to make such a comment more so in the moment when the entire country was mourning. According to local customs, while eulogizing the deceased, mourners only speak well of the deceased.

Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, the Kira Municipality MP, said whenever something bad occurs in Uganda, government is quick to look a scapegoat. Ssemujju notes that the K-Palm accident was just another indicator to government that all isn't well on Ugandan waters. 

He faulted government officials for concentrating on where to shift blame instead of providing answers to the poor maritime transport, which is negated despite the fact that hundreds of Ugandans depend on it on a daily basis. 

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On the contrary some people think Museveni's statements reflected the truth of the matter since some people were aware of the circumstances surrounding the ill-fated boat.

Michael Kalyango, resident of Kyaliwajala says whenever one does something wrong he must be rebuked to set a precedent to avoid a repeat of the same scenario.

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About the Tempalars 

41-year- old Michael Bisase alias Tempalar was an architectural graduate from Kyambogo University. He has been an extended member of the Buganda royal family from the linage of the late Namasole Sarah Kisosonkole, the grandmother to Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.

Bisase is said to have ventured into several personal and family businesses including architectural designing and real estate among others. He married Sheila in 2007.

The couple is survived by three children, a girl and two boys.

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