By Paul Waiswa
THE news of the sudden death of the 37th Nabamba did not leave whoever knew him the same psychologically. He was so friendly and liked cracking jokes mostly with young ones.
The grey- hair dread locked jjajja was one of a kind who bonded and chilled with village elders. He loved people and lived by example. Generally, he was a joy to live with. And, was a pleasure to so many people because of his counsels and advise.
The latest we hear is that mourners have been cautioned not to show up if they had sex the previous night.
Those who ate pork and fish a night before have also been asked to stay away from the burial grounds of the fallen Jajja Nabamba Budhagali, the Oracle of the former Bujagali Falls, who will be buried on Saturday at midnight.
Dada Nabamba Budhagali as referred to in Lusoga, the oracle of Bujjagali falls died an indigent and a disappointed man after he succumbed to diabetes and high blood pressure at Nile Hospital in Jinja District on Saturday. The deceased was aged 113 years, according to his daughter Betty Namande.
Budhagali, whose real name is Dononzio Namunkanga, is the 37th Nabamba of Budhagali. He died on October26th, 2019 after a long illness. He was a darling in Busoga sub region and a tourist attraction who travelled the world preaching his “Busamize” aka traditional religion despite his modest education background. Budhagali was diagnosed with diabetes and other diseases but a conclusive report on the actual cause of his death has not been released. He will be buried at his home in Budhagali Village, Budondo Sub County, Jinja District.
The fallen guardian of the spirits of Bujjagali, in Jinja District will be laid to rest on 8th October in the middle of the night after carrying out countless traditional and spiritual rituals to send off his spirit including sacrifices. The village known as Bujjagala was named after the first Dada Bujjagali and because of the waterfalls that exists, the place became more popular and turned out a tourist attraction
According to Muvvu clan representative Godfrey Mwasse, Budhagali left behind many children but his culture does not allow counting of children. Therefore, it is still one of the mysteries left behind after living on earth for 113 years.