Kampala—Entebbe expressway shooting: Family boycotts Joshua’s burial.
STATEMENT BY RUSHEGYERA FAMILY REGARDING THE BURIAL OF LATE JOSHUA RUSHEGYERA IN KAZO district western Uganda.
The tragic demise of Joshua Rushegyera our son and brother has left the family devastated. We cannot express in words our heartfelt grief, Joshua you will forever remain in our hearts, especially the manner in which the merciless killers ended your precious life in Cold blood. We pray that the killers be brought to book to account for this crime so shocking.
However, as a family we thought we would lay you to rest by the resting place of your mother in Kashari or near your father’s grave in Rwenjeru Bushenyi. We are disheartened that some people so powerful on your late mother’s side have dictated to bury your remains at your maternal Uncle’s place in Kazo in total disregard our lineage and ancestry customs. This is a very big embarrassment and disappointment not only to the Rushegyera Family, but to the people of Kashari, Rwenjeru and Bushenyi District, and the Basingo Clan.
We have therefore as a family resolved not to go to Kazo for burial, but wish our son and brother an eternal rest.
Martin Rushegyera (Heir) on behalf of Rushegyera Family.
Merina Tumukunde / Florence Kamukazi (wife to Mark Rugyenza,the proprietor of Desert Lounge in Mbarara town western Uganda,and Gabz lounge in Bugolobi Kampala central Uganda) who was shot dead with Joshua Rushegyera Nteireho on Kampala-Entebbe expressway,hails from Kachwangoobe Kashongi Kiruhura district,where she’ll be buried on Sunday,September 8,2019,if there are no changes made.
Merina was accompanying Joshua to transact some business (selling his car to Ssubi Robert (not yet arrested) Thursday between 8-9pm.
Joshua also asked his friend (tourism police officer) to accompany him. The officer withdrew from duty at Hidden Treasure hotel Entebbe, and the three went to Millennium hotel Zana,to meet Robert.
The officer, now detained, says he was asked by Joshua to enter the hotel and call Robert (not indicated whether he found him or not),on return he found Joshua and Florence had drove away,with his gun in the car.
Police is now investigating what transpired between 9-11pm when the shooting occurred at 11pm,at Nambigirwa Bridge Kampala-Entebbe expressway,in Katabi Town Council,Wakiso District.
Investigations are still underway.