Kampala, Uganda | URN | The family of the late Al-Hajji Nasser Ntege Sebaggala have resolved to stay his burial for at least one week. Ssebaggala, who passed away on Saturday, will now be buried next Sunday, October 4, to enable his children who are abroad to attend his send-off.
The decision supersedes an earlier communication issued by one of the deceased’s brothers Hajj AbduLatif Ssebaggala Ssengendo who had said that Ssebaggala will be buried today Sunday, September 27.
His younger brother, Hajj Muhammad Ssebaggala said that it was inevitable to extend the burial date for a week to fulfil a will by the deceased to have all his children present at his burial. 14 of the children are in the United States of America.
“We had earlier on indicated to the public that Hajji Ssebgala will be laid to rest tomorrow [Sunday], after intensive consultations and discussion with the family, we have resolved that Hajji Ssebagala will be laid to rest on 4th October – next Sunday here at Kisassi at 2 pm.
This has been caused due to the fact that Hajji Ssebagala has got about 14 children who are in the diaspora, in different states. And in order to accommodate them such that they are present here when burying their father, we have resolved that let us give them a chance to come and join us in this trying moment,” said Muhammad.
Muhammad added that in the meantime, at their ancestral home in Kikulu, Kisaasi, the family will hold prayer sessions every day between 4-6 p.m in memory of their deceased relative.
He added that they will ensure that very few mourners spend nights at the home and that whoever comes around will be required to spend no more than 10 minutes so that they can create space for other mourners to visit the home.
All these arrangements according to Ssebaggala are aimed at respecting the COVID-19 guidelines as issued by the Ministry of Health, but also accord every family and friend of the deceased a chance to pay their respects to him.
In the new program, the deceased’s body will be taken to his home in Munyonyo on Thursday 1st, October 2020 where it will be kept until Saturday 3rd. On Saturday the body will be taken to Mariam Mosque in Kisaasi for prayers and then to his ancestral home in Kisaasi where he’ll be buried on Sunday at 2 pm.