The family of the late Joshua Rushegyera Nteireho who was shot dead on Thursday night has protested a decision to have him buried in Kazo, Kiruhura instead of Rwenjeru in Bushenyi district or Mbarara where his parents are resting.
As a result, the family has resolved not to go and bury him but wished him eternal rest.
In a statement, Martin Rushegyera, who is the heir and speaking on behalf of the Rushegyera family noted that “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,” he stated.
The family added: “the tragic demise of Nteireho 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 way 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,”
Nteireho was gunned down together Marena Tumukunde at Nambigirwa Bridge in Kajjansi town council along Entebbe-Kampala expressway, as they headed towards Entebbe.
Security investigations so far reveal that the two were shot by somebody who was traveling with them in the same car.