KAMULI: Shock and grief engulfed subjects of Busoga Kingdom after news of Prince Yosia Nadiope’s death hit the news airwaves.
Yosia Nadiope a young brother to the Kyabazinga of Busoga, William Gabula was knocked dead by a tuck on Friday as he crossed the road. He was an intern at Uganda Christian University.
He was reportedly on the way to watch a World Cup Quarter final game between Brazil and Belgium in Iganga Town.
During a requiem mass to pray for the soul of the deceased, Busoga Prime Minister, Dr Joseph Muvawala, who represented the Kyabazinga, called for an end to road carnage and warned against speculation about the accident.
The Bishop of Busoga Diocese, Bishop Paul Naimanhye (R), greets the Kyabazinga of Busoga William Gabula Nadhiope IV after the burial of his brother Yosia Nadhiope at Budhumbula Palace in Kamuli District on Sunday.
“Our brother met his death in an accident. So, let us avoid speculation and come to terms with his demise,” Dr Muvawala said.
The Kyabazinga, who is traditionally barred from attending burials, briefly came out of the Budhumbula Palace shortly after his brother’s burial.
President Yoweri Museveni, who was represented by Karamoja Affairs minister, Mr Moses Kizige, asked road users to be careful.
He commended the Kyabazinga for promoting education and other government programmes in the region.
“The Kyabazinga is an inspiration to young leaders and he is passionate about children, education and development. He had procured an internship placement for the deceased in Germany,” Mr Museveni said.