Death of Kibuule’s twins a big loss to the nation - President Museveni

Thursday May 16, 2019

 

President Museveni has condoled the death of water minster Ronald Kibuule’s twins who drowned in a home swimming pool on Monday.

Mr Museveni, in his speech read by the Vice President Edward Ssekandi, said the loss of Rayden Waswa and Raymon Kato has been felt by the whole country.

"This is a big loss not only to you and your family but to the entire nation," he said.
Mr Museveni said he learnt about the sudden death of Kibuule's twins with sadness.

"On behalf of the government and that of my family please accept our deepest condolence and sympathy upon this sad moment," VP Ssekandi said as he read Mr Museveni’s speech during the burial ceremony on Wednesday.

The president also sent Shs 20 million to help with burial arrangements.
Capt. Mike Mukula, a representative from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) central executive committee lashed out at some Ugandans he accused of politicizing the minister's loss.

“Some people have made it political. Being on Opposition side does not mean that we are enemies. We must learn to be patriotic and nationalistic. It is shameful when you go to radios and social media to abuse someone who has lost a person. It is not good," he said.


Water minister Ronald Kibuule and some of his family members during the burial ceremony for his twin children


He encouraged Mr Kibuule who is also the Mukono North MP, to be strong and trust in God.


He also appealed to Ms Fortunate Kibuule, the mother of the deceased to always read the Bible for spiritual guidance.
In her speech, Ms Fortunate Kibuule asked the mourners to pray for her and her husband in this trying moment.


She said she was not at home when the kids drowned.


“I had left home an hour back when I received the news. Let us leave the blames. We should stop blaming anyone because it was their day to go to the Lord. My kids have been perfect. They were handsome and extraordinary," she said.


Mr Kibuule said he had embarked on a “visa application process to Heaven” and added that he would repent and ask God to protect his remaining children and family members.