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New Budhagali oracle to ’inherit’ deceased’s wife

Late Budhagali's wife, Mastula Lukowe, seated next to the new Budhagali oracle

Late Budhagali's wife, Mastula Lukowe, seated next to the new Budhagali oracle

The new oracle of Bujagali falls who was unveiled to the public yesterday Sunday will inherit Mastula Lukowe, the wife to his predecessor Budhagali Nabbamba.

According to traditionalists, the heir to the ‘throne’ is required to take full custody and control of his predecessor’s wife and children and cater for their wellbeing.  

Muyiiri Waiswa, the head of the new Budhagali enthronement committee says that the deceased oracle served a spirit of the waters which can never die, but rather lives on to keep its’ legacy. Waiswa adds that unlike other traditionalists who marry wives of their own choice, the spirit of Budhagali Nabbamba chooses wives for its servants.  

“Budhagali was serving a spirit which did not die with him, but rather kept hovering over the waters and chose the deceased’s successor who will caretake all his belongings including the wife and children. We cannot object to the ways of the spirits,” he added.  

He further says that traditionalists are still performing rituals on the new oracle whose name is not yet known because he has not spoken a word to them.  

However, Betty Namande, the deceased’s eldest daughter stormed out of the public gathering claiming that their mother cannot marry a youthful man, a few weeks after their father’s death.

Budhagali’s widow Mastula Lukowe told journalists earlier that her marriage to the late Budhagali was organized by the gods. 

“I was married to another man but one morning, I found myself outside Budhagali’s shrine next to the shores, after performing the necessary rituals, other traditionalists whom he had invited to seek the gods counsel on my fate declared me his wife and I didn’t object to it,” she said. 

Nabbamba died on October 26, and since then, traditionalists have been pitching camp at the shores in wait of his predecessor who allegedly appeared a week after his burial.  

Comments

0 #1 Stewart 2019-11-25 15:54
From Busoga by Basoga and for Basoga, its their way and they wont leave it, next is a visit by the Speaker of parliament, case closed.
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0 #2 kabayekka 2019-11-26 00:05
There is another one of the many African spiritualists who could go the way of the man of Kibwetere and the man of Kony.

Really who did cut up the people of Acholi and boiled them in a big iron metal barrel of water and up to now such a spiritualist with a gun in his hand is still walking this world a free man!

If the women of Busoga sit down and decide against such an act as proposed by dodgy African spirits or Ghosts, one hopes sanity will prevail.
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+1 #3 Lakwena 2019-11-26 09:03
In other words, since superstition is the promotion of what is false as true, and what is true as false, no comments.
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0 #4 Stewart 2019-11-26 13:57
Quoting kabayekka:
There is another one of the many African spiritualists who could go the way of the man of Kibwetere and the man of Kony.

Really who did cut up the people of Acholi and boiled them in a big iron metal barrel of water and up to now such a spiritualist with a gun in his hand is still walking this world a free man!

If the women of Busoga sit down and decide against such an act as proposed by dodgy African spirits or Ghosts, one hopes sanity will prevail.


Its was Kalangala Action Plan that boiled people limbs and lips in water Sir.
Thanks
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0 #5 Lakwena 2019-11-26 17:29
Quoting Stewart:
Quoting kabayekka:
There is another one of the many African spiritualists who could go the way of the man of Kibwetere and the man of Kony.

Really who did cut up the people of Acholi and boiled them in a big iron metal barrel of water and up to now such a spiritualist with a gun in his hand is still walking this world a free man!

If the women of Busoga sit down and decide against such an act as proposed by dodgy African spirits or Ghosts, one hopes sanity will prevail.


Its was Kalangala Action Plan that boiled people limbs and lips in water Sir.
Thanks


And Stewart, in order to poison the relationship and deepen the divide between the people of Acholi and Langi; it is the same Kalangala Action Plan that masterminded the Feb 2004, Barlonyo massacre and blamed it on the LRA.
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