A mobilizer of President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) has on Monday, October 24, evening survived being killed by mourners at the burial of former Minister without Portfolio Al Hajji Abdul Nadduli’s son Jakana Sulayiman Nadduli in Kaddunda village, Kapeeka in Nakaseke District.
Hundreds attended the funeral ceremony of Sulayiman Jakana Nadduli who was pronounced dead early Monday morning. Jakana’s body had been taken to Nakaseke Hospital for a postmortem examination before it was returned to Kaddunda for burial.
Those in attendance at the burial included officials from main opposition party National Unity Platform (NUP). Party secretary general David Lewis Rubongoya was the man responsible for delivering the NUP and People Power pressure group condolence.
But a man believed to be an activist of Museveni’s NRM fell into trouble with mourners, a number of whom were said to belong to NUP and People Power. It was not clear how the man, identified as Majembere fell into trouble but he reportedly attempted to block SG Rubongoya from delivering the NUP message, angering NUP supporters.
Other reports suggest that Majembere was an unwanted mourner who should have not stepped at Kaddunda since his NRM government had arrested a sick Jakana Sulayiman Nadduli, detained and allegedly tortured him a few weeks before he breathed his last. Yet other reports suggested that Majambere, who wore a hat, had attempted to draw a pistol at mourners who defended themselves by beating him up. That the mourners were shouting ‘bring back our people’ chants which disturbed Majambere’s peace.
Angry mourners then pounced on Majambere and rained blows, kicks and plastic chairs as well as other objects they could come across on him. In the chaos that ensued, Majambere was injured, with some reports saying that he had even lost his front teeth. His attempts to run Nadduli’s house also turned futile.
Meanwhile, opposition leader Dr Kizza Besigye has attributed Jakana Nadduli’s death to alleged torture by Museveni government security operatives. (See Details Here).