NRM Looses Great Supporter, Owobusobozi Bishaka

NRM Looses Great Supporter, Owobusobozi Bishaka

The ruling National Resistance Movement, (NRM) has lost a great supporter and party agent, the self-proclaimed god Omukama Ruhanga Owobusobozi Desteo Bisaka who passed on in Kenya, a day before Uganda’s presidential general elections.

Bisaka, and known to his followers as Owobusobozi of ‘Association for the Healing Place of God of All Armies’ is reported to have collapsed at his palace in Kapyemi Kibaale district last month.

Following the collapse, his health deteriorated further and he was rushed to AgaKhan hospital in Kenya with Kenya Airways. He later died last week in the same hospital on 13th January.

His death had been kept a secret due election. It is alleged that his announcement would have caused election loss for incumbent Yoweri Kaguta Museveni whom he supported and rallied for supporters.

President Museveni last month sent a special envoy to Omukama Ruhanga Owobusobozi in Kapyemi led by Maj. Katabazi Imme the Deputy Director General ISO who had special message from the president and asked Owobusobozi Bisakka to canvas votes for NRM and all flag Bearers

Bisaka was born on 11 June 1930 in the Kitoma Kiboizi village, in Buyanja county, Kibaale district in Western Uganda. His parents were Petero Byombi and Agnes Kabaoora. Both of them were staunch members of the local Catholic parish of Bujuni (Bisaka 1987). According to Bisaka, he spent little time with his parents, as he lived and grew up with his grandparents from the age of eight years.

His father was a Catholic catechist, as was his grandfather, Alifonsio Wenkere, who was a pioneer convert at Bujuni Catholic parish. His grandmother, Martha Nyakaka, was also a Catholic convert and a captive in the palace of Mengo, where she witnessed to the martyrdom of Charles Lwanga and 21 other Ugandan martyrs in the 19th century (Ateenyi 2000:67-68). While his grandfather was occupied with church activities at the local parish, young Bisaka was tutored in Catholic teachings and doctrines by his grandmother, whose spiritual life formed a backbone and religio-moral compass for her grandson