This afternoon, a section of traditionalists led by Mukisa Mutyaba who refers to himself as the leader of traditionalists in the country accused Jjumba Lubowa, the leader of “Tondism", a traditional faith group of failure to fulfill the rituals of the gods.
There is confusion ahead of the burial of the late Nabamba Budhagali later this evening in
Bujjagali village in Budondo sub county in Jinja district.
It stems for a dispute among several
traditionalists on who should take full responsibility over the deceased’s anticipated night
Late Budhagali has been serving as the oracle of Bujjagali
falls. His faith warrants him to be buried at night by
sanctified spiritualists who have performed rituals for eight solid days.
These include among others desisting from taking bath, walking bare footed throughout
the set mourning period, offering at least two animals to the gods on the 5th
day of the mourning period and abstinence from sexual intercourse.
This afternoon, a section of traditionalists led by Mukisa Mutyaba
who refers to himself as the leader of traditionalists in the country accused Jjumba Lubowa, the leader of “Tondism", a traditional faith group of failure to fulfill the rituals of the gods.
Mutyaba accused Lubowa of sharing the same house with
his wife throughout the mourning period, which disqualifies him from presiding
over Budhagali’s funeral, whom he claims to have triumphed over all traditionalists in the country.
He stormed out of the funeral arguing that Budhagali
has been a renown elder in their faith and it was just befitting for fellow
elders to perform his last funeral rites other than youthful traditionalists like
Jjumba who lack experience in the ways of the gods.
//cue in: “simulenzi…
Kinagoidi Isabirye, another traditionalist from Mayuge
district also argued that it would have been better for the youth to leave the funeral ceremony under their elders to avoid calamities in the future.
religion offers a befitting burial for all our fallen leaders and because
Budhagali has been our overall leader, it would sound better if these youthful
traditionalists left this ceremony in the hands of our elders who can help us
to undertake all rituals and avoid vengeance from the gods,” he said.
However, Lubowa argues that the powers of presiding over
Budhagali’s final sendoff were given to him by the deceased and the spirits.
himself in his last days together with his family tasked me to perform these
rituals incase he failed to recover, our spirits have also given me grace,
therefore other people’s opinions won’t stop from ensuring that, our
grandfather is laid to rest in glory,” he says.