Mbabazi, Kaberuka and Rugaju mourn late Rusika in unison


NEWS– It was an unusual moment for the former Prime Minister Rt Hon Amama Mbabazi together with current Kinkizi West Member of Parliament Hon James Ruggi Kaberuka to meet and sit with Kanungu Deputy Resident District Commissioner Gad Ahimbisibwe Rugaju at a same function.

The 3 were on Saturday November 20th 2021, seen seated together and exchanging presentaries at the funeral service of the the late former Greater Kihihi Sub County Chairman Charles Tumwesigire Rusika who was buried at his home in Nyakiyaga in Kihihi Town Council.

It should be remembered that in 2010, Rugaju contested against Rt Hon Amama Mbabazi in a hotly contested race for Kinkizi West Member of Parliament seat and was defeated while in 2016, when he returned to contest again after Amama opted for presidential race was again trounced bitterly by Hon Kaberuka.

While speaking to this reporter after the burial, Rugaju described his meeting at the burial with Rt Hon Amama Mbabazi and Hon Kaberuka as a good moment as they greeted together.

“It was the first time I have sat together with Rt Hon Amama Mbabazi since 2010” Rugaju told our reporter.

The 3 were seen exchanging presentaries through the function because they sat close to each other during the memorial service.

Meanwhile Kinkizi West Member of Parliament Hon James Ruggi Kaberuka has called upon the people to take good care of their children and make sure they take them to school.

Hon Kaberula said this while attending the burial ceremony of the former LC 3 chairperson for Kihihi sub county the late Tumwesigire Charles Rusika at his home in Nyakiyaga Kihihi Town council where he advised the people to emulate the late Rusika who lived a very exemplary life of helping others and educating his children.

The ceremony was attended by the former Prime Minister of Uganda Rt Hon John Patrick Amama Mbabazi who eulogized the late Charles Rusika as a person who will not be forgotten from the history of Kinkizi West and Kanungu at large,

Rt Hon Amama Mbavazi said that the late Rusika was a seasoned cadre of the NRM and that he has left an indelible history of our area to build a better life for the people and left noble values of peace companionship, tolerance equality and justice.

In his speech read for him by the Archdeacon Kihihi Archdeaconry, the Bishop of Kinkizi diocese Rt Rev Dan Zoreka reminded the people that death is inevitable and every one must die therefore everyone should prepare for ones time of eternity.

The late Charles Rusika was born in 1952 and he seved as a nurse in both in Rukungiri and Kihihi health centre, later he opted for self-employment still in the same field of health after which he joined politics.