Words cannot explain the pain I am still going through ever since the lord called my daughter. It is now a year but I have never recovered
By Carol Kasujja
“Words cannot explain the pain I am still going through ever since the lord called my daughter. It is now a year but I have never recovered,” said Alice Namulwa, the mother to the late Butaleja Woman MP Cerinah Nebanda during requiem mass at Christ the King on Wednesday.
Wearing a tough face, Namulwa insisted that her daughter’s death was not an accident and she will not even believe what the court finds out. She said they would have killed her instead of her young daughter who had not yet committed a lot of sins.
“My daughter was just 24 years; she had not even fulfilled her dreams. I will not be intimidated but I know my daughter’s death was arranged by some big people,” she noted with tears rolling down her cheeks.
Yesterday marked one year since death robbed former Butaleja Woman MP Cerinah Nebanda. It is alleged that she was killed by drugs and alcohol.
Addressing a congregation of about 30 to 40 people, Florence Nebanda Andiru, the elder sister to the late, said that there are still questions that remain unanswered but the lord who sees in the hearts of all will reveal everything at his selected time.
“Whenever we go home for any gathering and find her missing amidst us, tears flow freely. However, our lord who is our helper and hope has been with us especially during that trying period when we tried to seek for answers as to why she had to leave us when she was greatly needed,” she said.
She said that if her late sister got up today, she will not be ashamed but smile that the work she had started is still going on well and the struggle is on to see that her people are not suffering
She thanked the president of Uganda, the speaker of parliament, leader of opposition and his team, members of parliament who kept them going during that trying moment.
“We pray that justice maybe done by not only finding out what killed our Mp but by also trying to comfort the family,” said Emmanuel Dombo the Bunyole East MP.
In his message, Monsignor Joseph Mugabe who led the service prayed for the family and encouraged them to be strong because it is the same lord that gives and takes away.
Recently the case against the late Nebanda’s boyfriend Adam Suleiman Karungi came up for hearing at the Makindye chief Magistrate’s court
Karungi and his co-accused person who include Noor Abubakar, Khan Babu, Abdul Abid Rashid Butt, Ali Omar Almuzahim and Fatuma Babu were charged with manslaughter and illegal possesion and supply of narcotic drugs.
I am still in pain, says Nebanda''s mother