By Miriam Namutebi
Added 15th April 2019 01:36 PM
Security was tight at Namirembe Cathedral for the funeral service of the late John Mulumba Luswata. City tycoon Godfrey Kirumira had to undergo some routine frisking.
John Mulumba Luswata, the father of Nnabagereka Sylvia Nagginda, died on Friday. His funeral service on Monday was attended by several high-profile people.
Inside the grand cathedral, the 54-year-old Nnabagereka sat quietly, watching on as the proceedings went on.
Outside, the Bishop of Namirembe Diocese, the Rt Rev Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira, and other clerics waited for the arrival of the remains of Luswata to get the service underway.
On a wet Monday morning, the casket containing Luswata's body was wheeled to the main entrance of the cathedral.
Buganda's Prince Daudi Kintu Wasajja and wife Marion Elizabeth Nankya attended the service.
Former Buganda prime ministers Joseph Mulwanyammuli Ssemwogerere (1994-2005) and John Baptist Walusimbi (2008-2013) were around.
Current Buganda Prime Minister Charles Peter Mayiga and wife were also at Namirembe.
Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere, who led the Democratic Party (DP) for 25 years until his retirement towards the end of 2005, attended the funeral service. He sat next to former Katikkiro Dan Muliika.
Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwgo made an appearance as well.
MP Robert Kyagulanyi (Kyadondo East) was flanked by his wife Barbie and fellow legislator Francis Zaake (Mityana Municipality).
The golden casket carrying the remains of John Mulumba Luswata was wheeled into the filled cathedral. It was draped with a Buganda Kingdom flag.
Some of the children of the late Luswata laid a wreath on his casket: From right, Barbra Mbalwowere, Juliet Namagga and John Mulumba Luswata.
The cathedral was filled on Monday.
Nnabagereka described the late Luswata as a "jolly-loving dad" who loved children.
John Mulumba Luswata, the father of Nnabagereka Sylvia Naginda, died Friday of heart-related complications and multiple organ failure. He was 81.
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