AS mourners went to Kololo Airstrip in Kampala for Oboteâ€™s state funeral, hundreds of overzealous Baganda converged at wankulukuku Stadium to commemorate the return of Sir Edward Mutesa II from exile in October 1955.
Mutesa II, the first Ugandan President who was forced into exile in London, returned in 1955 and was again forced into exile, where he died and his body was returned in 1971.
Lydia Ssembeguya, who was reportedly one of the organisers, said, â€œWe are here to pray for the people who were brutally murdered in Obote and Aminâ€™s regimes.â€
Mengo government was not part of the dayâ€™s activities, which attracted hundreds of people.
Ssembeguya said they would pray to God so that Uganda never experiences bad leadership.
By 10:00am, four cows had been slaughtered.
Draped in barkcloth, some people were led by Kyabangi Ssemu to a corner, where they performed Oboteâ€™s â€˜last funeral ritesâ€™.
â€œNjagala okwebaza emisambwa olwâ€™okutta Kawenkene Obote.
Obote tumutaddeko omusika Mbwa. (I thank the ghosts for killing notorious Obote. Oboteâ€™s heir is a dog),â€ he said as the people chanted, â€œObote Ngege emaze okududa. (Obote is a fish which has gone bad).â€
Baganda youth remember dead