Local deity Bisaka not for burial: Body preserved for future viewing since god does not die

Omukama Ruhanga Owobusobozi (Lord Almighty God) Bisaka in full cleric regalia with staff of office during worship service at Munteme formerly Hoima now Kikuube district on September 19, 2016. (Courtesy photo)

The body of the founder of the Faith of Unity, Owobusobozi Bisaka, was not be buried but preserved in a glass coffin placed in his multi-billion mansion at Kapyemi Cell in Muhorro Town Council, Kagadi District.

Bisaka reportedly died from Covid-19 on January 14, 2021, aged 91.

His followers gave him a send off on Sunday but his body was preserved inside one of the rooms of his mansion.

According to one of the current leaders of the Faith of Unity, Aliinda Akugizibwe, Bisaka’s body will be treated and kept for future viewing.

Akugizibwe said the Faith of Unity will continue existing in the absence of Bisaka since their god Bisaka continues living.

He said many of Bisaka’s followers continue experiencing visions even when their deity is dead.

“Our Faith of Unity will continue to thrive because Bisaka is not dead. god does not die,” Akugizibwe told the mourners who thronged Kapyemi for a final send off of Bisaka.

Deceased Bisaka- founder of the Faith of Unity (R) and his followers at his palatial home in Kagadi district.

Speaking on behalf of the chief mourner, President Yoweri Museveni; Finance, Planning and Economic Development Minister, Matia Kasaija applauded the deceased Bisaka for uniting his followers during his lifetime.

“The late Owobusobozi used his platform as a religious leader to promote good morals and discipline among his followers. I urge you to continue upholding the path of righteousness and good conduct which he preached,” Minister Kasaija said in his speech.

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