A scuffle has erupted between the late Joshua Rushegyera’s family members contesting decision taken by the few powerful members attached to the first family to lay him to rest at his maternal Uncle’s place in Kazo.
Joshua Rushegyera was shot dead on Thursday night alongside one Merina Tumukunde , a 37 year old female at Nambigirwa Bridge, along the Kampala Entebbe Express Highway.
Alluding to preliminary findings availed by police spokesperson Fred Enanga, the deceased were going to Millennium Hotel in Zana, where they had arranged business transaction, with a car dealer, identified as Robert Suubi.
In a statement released by Martin Rushegyera (the Heir) on behalf of Rushegyera Family, the tragic demise of Joshua Rushegyera has left the family devastated.
“We cannot express in words our heartfelt grief, Joshua you will forever remain in our hearts, especially the manner in which the merciless killers ended your precious life in cold blood.” He said he had called on authorities to do their part for killers to be brought to book and account for shocking crime they committed.
“As a family we thought we would lay you to rest by the resting place of your mother in Kasharari or near your father’s grave in Rwenjeru Bushenyi. We are disheartened that some people, so powerful on your late mother’s side have dictated to bury your remains at your maternal Uncle’s place in Kazo in total disregard our linage and ancestry customs.” He wrote
“This is a very big embarrassment and disappointment not only to the Rushegyera Family, but to the people of Kasharari, Rwenjeru and Bushenyi District, and the Basingo Clan. We have therefore, as a family resolved not to go to Kazo for burial, but wish our son and brother an eternal rest.” he said in a statement.