Posted by Nile Post on Saturday, February 3, 2018
Meanwhile: Foreign artistes have started arriving to attend the burial of their fellow musician on Saturday afternoon.
Among those who have arrived include; Kenya’s pop star Charles Njagua Kanyi also known by his stage name Jaguar .
“Touch down in Kampala for the sendoff of my brother Radio.Rest in heaven,”posted Jaguar on his social media pages.
Nigerian superstar cum songwriter Ibrahim Balogun Ayodeji also known as Wizkid too has indicated that he is on his way to attend the burial.
— Hon. Jaguar (@RealJaguarKenya) February 3, 2018
12:33pm: Choir sings entrance song, the luganda version of “I need no other argument, I need no other plea.”
12:37pm: The choir leads in the mercy.
12:42pm: The first reading has been taken, it is meditation time. The choir decides to go with the old ballad; Besiimye abafiira mu mukama (happy are those that die in christ)
12:46pm: Dr Hilderman takes the second reading. “Buli omu muffe aliwoza lulwe ewa katonda.” (Each of us will be held accountable to God)
12:48: Gospel acclamation, and the gospel will be taken from the book of John citing the scenario where Jesus commanded Lazarus to wake from his sleep.
12:53pm: Time for the homily ( sermon), the main celebrant says there is no time when one of so young to die. He asks the congregation if Radio has gone to heaven or not, they reply in unison..iyee (Yes he went to heaven).
13:07. Homily is ended with a song; Fuba egulu yempeera (Heaven is the reward), now mass shifts to petitions.
13:11pm: Offertory time. Meanwhile a story is being told about how Radio’s mother would buy albums by Kadongokamu singer Fred Ssebata and she would require Radio to sing for the visitors the same songs on the album.
13:20pm: Consecration time. Congregation sings Hosana of course the mood is sombre, a few people are seen still shading a tear or two.
13:35pm: Liturgy of the eucharist.
13:50pm: It is time for eulogies, and for some body viewing. We are approaching burial. Meanwhile Lillian Mbabazi has arrived.
14:10pm: Balaam Barugahara reads the eulogy of Muhoozi Kainerugaba: “The circumstances involving radio’s death are annoying.”
14:18pm: Jose Chameleone speaks, says they (artistes) are tired of losing their colleagues under such circumstances. He says this has become; “war”. “We are tired of this, enough is enough. Anyone who crosses us again, we shall also burry him.”
14:24pm: Weasel speaks, still out of words but a little stronger. He thanks the public for loving Radio and Weasel.
14:26pm: Kenyan artiste Jaguar speaks: “I have lost a friend, I pray those who killed Radio are arrested and prosecuted.”
I have seen people say Weasel without Radio there is no Goodlyf, I want to tell you that this is a new beginning and the music you did with Radio will never die.”
“We have lost a great musician, our words wont return him but they will strengthen his family.”
14:30pm: Singer Pallaso echoes Chameleone’s words but adds: “We thank government for sending us security when we die but can not get us the security while still alive.” He revealed that singer Radio bought the suit in which AK47 was buried.
14:40pm: Lillian Mbabazi: I do not know where to start, we have lost a friend, a father and one of the best musicians. Moses has a left a hole so big and I don’t know who will fill it.”
14:41pm: Radio’s mother: “Doctors told me he would be well, but unfortunately he couldn’t…..she breaks down and cries….”This murderer who killed my son, I curse him, why can’t he be caught.”
The golden voiced LEGEND!!! pic.twitter.com/bHULlzbwnY
— Namelessmusic™ (@namelesskenya) February 3, 2018
14:45pm: Radio’s other wife, Jenifer Robinson says she has two kids with the singer and now she does not know what to tell them.
Well the time has come, Mowzey’s body now being moved to its final resting place where the last prayer will be said and he will be sent to his “home”.
Rest In Peace Mowzey Radio
Inside Museveni’s meeting with MPs
President Yoweri Museveni has directed the Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi, to provide security to members of parliament after it was reported that police personnel are running away from guarding MPs terming it too risky.
Speaking during the closed meeting with MPs at the office of the prime minister buildings in Kampala, the president also ordered police chief Martins Okoth Ochola to sack any officer who has abandoned the duty of guarding MPs.
This comes after several police personnel attached to the VIP protection unit protested being deployed to guard MPss describing it as a quick way to die.
It remains to be seen how Ochola who along with CID chief Grace Akullo attended the meeting will act on the matter.
In the interaction that saw the President take over 100 questions from MPs, Kampala central legislator Muhammad Nsereko protested the manner in which Mukono municipality law maker Betty Namboze has been treated as he implored the state to set an example.
The president in response stated that he has no objections to Namboze travelling for treatment but made it clear that she will return to find the charges waiting for her.
Obongi county MP Hasan Kaps Fungaro asked why the opposition is not represented in the national security council which in developed countries is a national entity prompting the president to respond that even when he in principle agrees with the idea, he is worried of the opposition’s involvement in subversive activities.
Quoting from the People’s Redemption Army story and the death of Opoka , a former opposition supporter who was reportedly killed by the LRA, the president added that sections of the opposition especially those allied to the FDC cannot be trusted with sensitive security information.
He instead proposed for a meeting in camera with only the opposition MPss to pick their minds on how national security can be run.
Betty Nambooze Given Police Bond, Free to Leave Kiruddu Hospital for Treatment Abroad
Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze has been given Police bond for the second time in one month.
Nambooze, currently bedridden at Kiruddu Hospital, will be obliged to report to the Commissioner Homicide Department at Kibuli on Sunday, July 29, 2018.
An additional charge has been brought against the ailing MP. Apart from being charged with offensive communication, Nambooze now also faces the charge of incitement to commit violence according to the Police bond document.
Nambooze was first arrested on June 13, 2018 for alleged offensive communication. Nambooze’s arrest was ordered by the director of Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) Grace Akullo after comments she made on the assassination of former Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga on June 8, 2018.
Nambooze was rearrested on June 14, 2018 after President Yoweri Museveni’s criticised Police for giving bond to people accused of serious crimes like murder. Nambooze stands accused of offensive communication because she claimed that while she was sorry for the Arua MP’s shooting death, he was not an innocent victim as some eulogies tried to portray him.
At events to remember Abiriga and during his burial, President Museveni accused opponents of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) of killing NRM followers including the fallen MP.
Nambooze’s lawyer and Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago says the MP will be discharged from Kiruddu hospital and transferred to her private doctor with a practice in Bugolobi. After examination and approval, Nambooze will then be flown to India for further treatment for her chronic back medical condition.
Heavy Security Measures As MPs Meet Museveni Over Security
Members of Parliament attending a closed door meeting with President Yoweri Museveni on security matters have been instructed to leave their communication gadgets including mobile phones at the door.
There are heavy security measures in place to ensure that details from President Museveni’s interface with MPs on the security situation in the country do not leak. The meeting is being held at the Office of the Prime Minister’s building.
As a result of the strict security instructions, MPs have been seen picking notebooks before they proceed to the meeting. Other MPs have asked their personal assistants to carry their phones back to their offices.
Clerks to Parliament and other staff have been barred from attending the meeting. The meeting has been reserved only for MPs and the President and his security advisors.
Several opposition MPs have, however, vowed not to attend the meeting with President Museveni. The decision was communicated by Leader of Opposition Winnie Kiiza, Kalungu County West MP Joseph Ssewungu, Makindye Division West Allan Ssewanyana, and Nakaseke County South Lutamaguzi Semakula.
Opposition politicians Kawempe North MP Latif Ssebagala, Bukedea Woman MP Anite Among, and Kilak County MP Anthony Akol are attending the meeting nonetheless.
A few MPs who preferred to speak anonymously have said they will ask President Museveni to clarify why the former Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura has been in detention for two weeks. Kayihura is currently held at Makindye barracks by the army. He has not appeared in court.
The meeting comes on the heels of President Museveni’s address to parliament on June 20, 2018 about the security situation of the country. Members of parliament requested for the meeting with the president to share their concerns about what they perceive to be Uganda’s deteriorating security.
MPs and civil society organisations have raised concern over a number of murders and kidnaps that have dominated the country since 2017 into the New Year. Many of the murders remain unsolved to this day.