By Sandra Birungi
Iryn Namubiru’s father has been laid to rest at last.
The late, Fredrick Mubiru was laid to rest yesterday in Bweyogerere in Wakiso district.
Before passing on, Mr. Mubiru left behind a list of things he wanted to be done upon his passing. Among them was that he never wanted anyone to cry for him during burial. As often done, when a person dies, soil is thrown into the grave as people pay their last respects to the deceased. However, the late said he never wanted any soil or flowers to be thrown at his grave at all. He wanted his grave to be cemented only.
He asked them to also erect an heir as soon as they had finished burying him and for each one to leave his home. He also asked that no traditional rituals should be done on him.
However, mourners did not do as he asked. They poured soil on him saying that is how they bury the dead. The pastor from the church of Jehovah’s Witness came to pray for him and after prayers, he refused people to put flowers on the grave saying the deceased refused the action.
The late was succeeded by William Ssebalu.