Esther Emily Nyinaneza, the sole victim who died in the Saturday
bombing in Komamboga has been laid to rest at the Kampala Capital City
Authority-KCCA Cemetery at Bukasa, in Kira Municipality, Wakiso district.
Nyinaneza a 20-year-old barmaid who is thought to have come from
Rwanda had no known relatives in Uganda leaving her body unclaimed by anyone.
The LCI Chairperson of Komamboga Paddy Mulumba’s home is where her vigil was
held on Monday.
Speaking before the burial Pastor Richard Miiro who led the
funeral prayers called upon the country to be alert to foil future attempts by
terrorists to cause havoc. He called upon all those who were hurt in the blasts
to forgive the perpetrators because that is what God calls for.
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Gerald Kateregga, the chairman of the Komamboga Business Centre
disputed claims that their place is the only one with open bars despite their
closure by the President. Kateregga said contrary to what the public knows, at
Komamboga what they call bars are restaurants dealing in all manner of foods.
He called upon the government to quickly do their investigations
and lift the codon on the area so that traders resume their normal businesses.
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Godfrey Muyimbwa, the spokesperson of the Komamboga Diehard, an
association that brings together revellers at the now infamous entertainment
centre said the area employs a lot of people who would be rendered jobless if the
government were to shut down the place indefinitely.
Like Kateregga, Muyimbwa said the businesses such as hardware
shops, saloons, retail shops among others that characterize the area are legal
businesses that the government allowed to reopen when it eased the Covid-19
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The area councillor Michael Mukooza assured the mourners that the government
was doing everything it takes to ensure that Ugandans continue living in peace
without fear of being harmed.
Meanwhile, while the pastor was praying before the body was
lowered in the grave, there was pandemonium after a man who was touring the cemetery
left his black bag unattended. The mourners most of whom were holding beer bottles
began scampering for dear life after one loudly asked what was in the bag.
The burial that was attended by about 250 people was interrupted
for some minutes until the owner of the bag showed up and emptied it to show
that it didn’t contain anything worth worrying about. Ever since the Saturday
bombing, there has been several bomb scares in and around Kampala.