There was drama at the burial of fallen Butaleja Woman Member of Parliament Cerinah Nebanda on Sunday as the mother of the deceased Alice Namuli tore President Museveni’s written speech.
Moses Ali, the Third Deputy Prime Minister was representing Government at the funeral in Butaleja but he was forced to abandon delivering President Museveni’s condolence message as angry mourners turned rowdy, booing and blocking him from proceeding.
Moses Ali left the funeral escorted by heavy security who tried to shield him from the furious mourners and it was during this process that the enraged mother of the deceased got hold of the speech and tore it to pieces.
Cerinah Nebanda passed away on December 14th under unclear circumstances and the days following her death have been marred by controversy.
In related news, the mother of the deceased has rubbished the preliminary findings autopsy report released on Saturday evening by Ministry of health officials revealing that chemicals such as alcohol, cocaine and heroin were found blood samples of the deceased.
While speaking to the media on Sunday prior to the burial, Alice said she was condemning the report in the strongest terms possible. She said the report was mere ‘wolokoso’ (hot air)
The deceased’s colleagues in Parliament have also criticized the report that alleges that the said chemicals were found in her blood.
According to the lawmakers, the late Nebanda was a known teetotaler and she never used any drugs in her life time.
The Speaker of Parliament Honorable Rebecca Kadaga has also added her voice to those dismissing the autopsy report by rejecting its findings.
The Members of Parliament who attempted to carry out a botched investigation into the death of Nebanda say they will not be intimidated by government statements that they could be treated as suspects in the case.