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Jakana Laid To Rest Amidst Clashes :: Uganda Radionetwork

Jakana Laid To Rest Amidst Clashes

Swaibu Nsamba Gwojolonga, a family friend told the mourners that the pathologists at Mulago hospital asked for three days to examine the samples picked from the body and release the postmortem.
Religious leaders praying for the body of Jakana before his burial

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Jakana Sulaiman Nadduli, the son of the veteran National Resistance Movement politician Haji Abdul Nadduli has been laid to rest.

Jakana aged 37, died on Monday at his home as his family was planning to rush him to Orient Clinic in Wobulenzi town for treatment of severe pain in the stomach. His body was transferred to Mulago referral hospital for postmortem and returned at around 5pm.

Jakana's body was lowered in the grave at his ancestral home at Kaddunda village in Kapeeka sub county, Nakaseke district at around 5:50pm. 

Swaibu Nsamba Gwojolonga, a family friend told the mourners that the pathologists at Mulago hospital asked for three days to examine the samples picked from the body and release the postmortem.

Nsamba said in the interest of the time, they agreed and brought the body for burial.


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Cue out;…tuluddeyo.’’//

Mourners and Nadduli described the deceased as God-fearing and spoke the truth to the government.

Ronald Ndawula, the Luwero district National Resistance Movement said Nadduli lost four children during the war but it was sad to lose the fifth under unclear circumstances.


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Cue out;…abeere nammwe.’’//

Hassan Kirumira, the Katikamu South Member of Parliament and Denes Sekabira the Katikamu North Members of Parliament described Jakana as fearless and asked Ugandans to emulate him to speak the truths.


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Cue out;…nga oyogedde.’’//

John Baptist Walusimbi, the Former Buganda Katikkiro said he was shocked to receive the news of Jakana's death at the time he was involved in talks to reconcile him with officials he didn’t name.

Walusimbi said that Jakana was a young man whose speeches could have annoyed some people though some were the truth. Walusimbi said that he will ensure that the reconciliation talks go on between Nadduli and the officials as he was requested.   

The State Minister for Kampala Kabuye Kyofatogabye who delivered President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s condolence message said he was deeply saddened over the death of Jakana and is also waiting for postmortem to know the cause of his death. 

Kyofatogabye delivered 10 million shillings as condolences towards the burial arrangements and said Museveni has already condoled with Nadduli on phone.

However, the clashes erupted when Kiryandongo Deputy Resident District Commissioner Henry Ssebunya who was serving as the Master of Ceremonies attempted to block other NUP legislators from Kampala from addressing the mourners saying it wasn’t a campaign rally. 

NRM supporters led by Sam Majambere joined the RDC and started roughing up the NUP supporters forcing other mourners to flee into banana and coffee plantations to avoid the chaos. Other mourners left before the burial prematurely over the fracas.

Alhajji Abdul Nadduli the former Minister Without Portfolio later addressed the mourners after calm was restored and asked God to reward his son for his good deeds on earth. He however condemned the youths who caused a fracas at the burial of his son.


// Cue in: “Bwemba nakyadde…  

Cue out;…muntegedde bulungi.’’//

Earlier on, Nadduli the former Luwero LC V Chairperson blamed the death of his son on his arrest shortly after undergoing an operation at Nsambya hospital following a nasty accident 

Nadduli told journalists that his son complained of torture while in detention despite the fact that he was recuperating from the surgery. Jakana’s death comes a few weeks after his release from remand in prison.

He was locked up for allegedly promoting sectarianism against the Banyakole and Banyakole on social media, a claim he dismissed before his death.

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