Besigye: Lawyer Murumba was a democrat


The late Murumba


A cross section of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) turned up at Christ the King Church in Kampala to pay tribute to the late Wilfred Murumba, a counsel for former leader, Kizza Besigye.

Ingrid Turinawe, the FDC Women League leader says Murumba drove from Kabale on Tuesday after complaining of stomach pains, vomiting, etc.

Murumba walked himself into Mulago hospital and he was admitted.

On Wednesday, he was transferred to Kampala hospital after the situation worsened.

The lawyer is also suspected to have been poisoned having complained of stomach pains and developing a swollen stomach.

Medical tests have not yet been revealed to confirm the poisoning fear.

Last evening, his body was taken to Bwebajja.

This morning, his friends and family gathered at Christ the King church to pray for his soul to rest in eternal peace.

Present were; the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Wafula Oguttu, Hon. Odo Tayebwa, Counsel Kalibala Ernest, Mr. Garuga Musinguzi, Dr. Kizza Besigye, Hon Eria Lukwago, Hon. Kaginda, Asuman Basalirwa, Mayor Mubarak Munyagwa, Imam Makumbi and FDC iron lady, Ingrid Turinawe.


Speaking at his requiem mass, Besigye described the fallen lawyer democrat who always stood for justice.

“He always stood for the truth. And we will that fight,” Besigye told mourners.

He said people speculating that the lawyer was poisoned because there is hate, mistrust and misinformation.

“When I go to a place where there is no buffet, I don’t eat because of the presence of night dancer,” he pointed out.

While speaking at Murumba’s vigil last evening, Besigye had said that the lawyer died because of poor health services in hospitals.

He said the lawyer could not get good medicine hence his transfer to Kampala hospital.

In his tribute, Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, said Murumba had always fought for matters of social justice.

“May your Soul Rest in Eternal peace, my good friend and comrade in the struggle, Counsel Wilfred Murumba.”

“You will always be remembered for your firm stance on matters of social justice and constitutional governance.”

He added: “You made me feel at home every time I visited Kabale to answer those tramped up charges.”

There will be another requiem mass at St. Mary’s cathedral Rushoroza on Thursday.

Murumba will be buried on Friday in Nyaruhanga, Rubanda, Kabale along Kisoro road.

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