Ssebagala Family, Muslim Clerics Clash Over Burial

Ssebagala Family, Muslim Clerics Clash Over Burial

By Exposed Uganda Team

The family of former Kampala Capital City mayor Hajji Nasser Ntege Ssebagala aka Seya, who passed away on Saturday, is locking horns with clerics from the Uganda Muslim community over his burial.

This website has learnt that although the Muslim clerics wanted to bury Ssebagala on Saturday as per the teachings of Islamic religion, his family did not allow them to bury his remains.

This is because according to family members, Ssebagala’s will indicates he has to be buried after seven (7) days, which means that he will be laid to rest next weekend.

Ssebagala’s last dying wish has however created a sharp division between his family members and Muslim clerics, who contend that it is against the teachings of Islam and they can’t bow to a dead man’s whims.

MPs Latif Ssebagala and Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine at late Ssebagala’s home

Ssebagala, 72, passed away at International Hospital Kampala (IHK) on Saturday afternoon, where he had been bedridden for almost two weeks, battling abdominal complications.

Ssebagala started the journey to his grave on Monday night  September 07, 2020, when he slipped and fell in his home in Munyonyo.

He was rushed to IHK hospital, Muyenga with abdominal complications.

At IHK he was diagnosed with intussusception; a condition in which one segment of intestine inverts within another, causing an intestinal obstruction (blockage).

He was subsequently subjected to an emergency surgery which was successfully performed by Dr. Kiyingi.

He however did not recover well, a few days ago he was put on life support machines in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) until Saturday when he was pronounced dead.

In the same vein, Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, who is also contesting for presidency in the 2021 general election, paid his condolences to the Ssebagala family on Saturday, shortly after receiving the news of his death.

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