Besigye: Kisakye was a freedom fighter


Col. Besigye, FDC’s Ssebigwawo with one of late Kisakye’s son


Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) President, Kizza Besigye, is still cherishing the good memory of departed singer, Harriet Kisakye.

Besigye was addressing thousands of mourners at St Javira Bunamwaya church who turned up to bid fare well to the musician.

The mass was attended by politicians, artists, friends, family and fans.

In his speech, Besigye said government was wasting tax payers’ money in selfish ventures when citizens were dying day in and day out due to lack of health services.


He said they had been forced to shift Kisakye from Mulago hospital to Kampala International Hospital because there was no dialysis machine available at the main referral hospital.

Besigye had been briefed by her doctors at Mulago that she had liver, kidney and lung complications (multiple organ failure) and that the organs were not functioning well.

He said the country has now resorted to private hospitals because government facilities are a death zone.

“As a Doctor, when you go to Uganda’s medical facility, you become sick.”


Besigye was advised by doctors to transfer Kisakye to IHK which apparently has the machines that could help her recover.

Unfortunately, it was too late; Kisakye passed away on Saturday afternoon due to a kidney failure.

She was laid to rest on yesterday afternoon at St Javira Bunamwaya Catholic Church in Wakiso District.

Besigye says he knew her when she invited him for the launch of her Album titled: Gyenvudde.

“At the age of 34 she has accomplished a lot,” he pointed out.


He added: “What I know her for loving her country. She has been a freedom fighter.”

Besigye further praised the late for composing a campaign song Doctor (musawo) during the 2011 general elections.

He said she also sang about the deteriorating health sector.

Aged 34, Kisakye left behind two sons.

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