Police Deploy As FDC, NRM Clash Over Njuba Burial


side effects pilule geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Upon his death last Saturday after a recurring liver infection, visit this FDC leaders reportedly called for government full involvement in the burial arrangements of the former senior legislator and instrumental contributor to the Liberation of Uganda from the former “dictatorialgovernments of Obote and Amin.

Tension, however, started simmering at the party headquarters today, Monday morning, among some sections of the party leaders who claimed that government was planning to grab the lion’s share in the entire arrangements, something they would not allow.

FDC’s Kampala chief mobiliser, Livingstone Kizito, who is also among the organising committee told Chimpreports that, while government had been invited to lend a hand in the final send off of the national hero, it seemed they wished to take over the entire event.

“He is our party chairperson, they have to know that.” Kizito said. “He was part of them and instrumental in their activities, but not anymore.”

By midday, preparations were still underway to lay Njuba’s body at the party headquarters for members and the public to pay their final respects.

“Right from Namirembe Cathedral where the requiem mass is being held, to this place, to Kasangati, we must be in charge,” Kizito pursued.

“Government can come in tomorrow when the body lies in parliament and then, we will assume our role thereafter as he is laid to rest in.”

“We have made our budget and everything needed for the funeral is in place, all we ask is for government to be part of the mourning but not to take over the entire ceremony.”

Meanwhile, a slightly heavy police deployment at the party headquarters remained visible, as more gun and teargas canister welding officers surrounded the perimeter wall, causing tension among the mourners inside, majority of whom were youthful FDC supporters from universities.

One of the police officers, however, told us that their presence was only to keep law and order.

“This is a major highway and we understand that there may be processions, and this could hamper traffic flow, that’s why we are here,” the officer clarified.

He added: “More unarmed policemen will later be sent inside the headquarters to ensure calmness as the viewing ceremony begins at 2pm.”


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