The People’s Government president Rtd Col Dr Kizza Besigye has revealed that he is in self-isolation the reason he didn’t attend Ssebagala’s funeral.
“Fare thee well Al-Hajji Nasser Ntege Ssebagala (Seya). Unfortunately, I’m in self-isolation and I couldn’t personally participate in his send off. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.” He posted on his social platforms.
His apologizing remarks comes after several politicians had accused him of deliberate failure to make appearances or send any condolence message to the bereaved family from the day Ssebagala was announced dead.
He had however earlier on posted condolence message on his social media platforms in which he described the deceased as a witty and courageous leader who worked for the well-being of the less able.
” Ssebagala was a good nurtured man who wished others (especially, the less able) well and shared what he had generously. He was a witty, creative, courageous and charismatic leader. He had a great sense of humour and was very difficult to annoy. He became a leading and articulate voice of Uganda’s marginalized young people. Though, he was stumbled in last years, he has left a big mark on Uganda’s liberation struggle. ” Besigye posted.
Ssebagala was buried today at his ancestral home inKisaasi, a Kampala city suburb at around 3pm.
Notable mourners from the central and Mengo government, business fraternity , religious leaders and the local community attended the burial.
To many people’s surprise, Dr. Kizza Besigye and Incumbent Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago didn’t turn up for the burial yet the deceased has been with the duo in struggle for political and economic liberation.
Besigye in his “farewell post” didn’t give details of his isolation and many people have started questioning the cause.
No one knows whether the isolation has a relationship to the set guidelines on COVID-19 which require anyone tested positive of the disease or with mild symptoms to be in isolation for 14days.