KAGADI – The body of the late Desteo Owobusobozi Bisaka, the Founder of Faith of Unity sect in Bunyoro, has been embalmed and kept for future viewing by his followers. The body has been kept in Bisaka’s house in Kapyeemi cell in Muhorro town Council in Kagadi district.
Embalming is the art and science of preserving human remains by treating them to forestall decomposition. This is done to ensure that the deceased is suitable for public or private viewing or preserved for medical purposes.
The late Bisaka died in the Aga khan hospital in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on January 13, 2021 but his family only announced the death on January 23, 2021. His body was returned to Uganda last week and airlifted by a military chopper to his ancestral home in Kagadi on Sunday last week.
Hundreds of people descended on Kapyeemi village to pay their last respects to the deceased before his body was placed at its final resting place. Omukwenda Turyamureeba, the head of Communications in the Faith of Unity and some government officials declined to comment on the decision to embalm Bisaka’s body.
“My friend we are not allowed to comment on this, it was an order from above. You want us to be in problems. That is how the burial is being conducted don’t ask me for the body because it is the way we are conducting the burial,” said a top government official who attended the funeral on Sunday.
In his condolence message read to mourners by the Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija, president, Yoweri Museveni hailed the Late Bsaika for uniting and promoting peace among the people of Bunyoro and the entire East Africa.
Museveni noted that Bisaka has been at the forefront of promoting peace among people regardless of their tribes, religion and political affiliations. “On behalf of my family, Government and the National Resistance Movement-NRM government, I extend my heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the family, friends and followers of Owobusobozi Bisaka,” said Museveni.
He explained that Bisaka’s death has robbed the faith of Unity believers and the nation a great religious leader who used his unique spiritual gift to heal and cure people.
Museveni urged the Faith of Unity followers to remain calm and stand firm in their faith, saying that the late Bisaka utilized his platform as a religious leader to promote good morals and discipline among his followers.