Burials have of late become battle grounds for politics as different politicians always make sure to ‘kulabisa’ (embarass) each other when they get the chance.
It was the same as NUP leader and the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Hon Thomas Tayebwa graced the burial of the Opposition chief whip Hon John Baptist Nambeshe’s father.
This burial was attended by different government officials including ministers and MPs from different political parties.
As is the norm, NUP supporters and their leaders booed some government officials who took to the floor to deliver their speeches.
Tayebwa while delivering his speech said that as different politcal parties, they might disagree in ideologies but have the duty to serve the people.
“You should work for your people because they don’t feed on politics. There are programs that are going to come like the Parish Development Model. Embrace them,” Hon Thomas Tayebwa said.
After Tayebwa, Hon Kyagulanyi at one time also stepped up to deliver his speech. The former Kyadondo east legislator implored Hon Tayebwa to apologize to Ugandans for having beaten a UMEME worker some time ago because this was another form of torture.
“But you have to come out and apologize to the nation. After you do that, you will be the right Honorable Speaker but as for now you’re the wrong Honorable speaker,” Bobi Wine said.
This angered Tayebwa who walked out of the burial and entered his car as he drove off. This drew loud cheers from the mourners.
He also criticized the government for not doing enough to equip hospitals with good and enough equipment.
Bobi Wine also urged MPs to fight against the rise of the prices of basic commodities.