Hundreds of people descended on Kapyeemi village to pay their last respects to the deceased before his body was placed at its final resting place. Omukwenda Turyamureeba, the head of Communications in the Faith of Unity and some government officials declined to comment on the decision to embalm Bisaka’s body.
Earlier on the leadership of Faith of Unity and security had indicated that only 200 people with invites would be allowed to attend the burial in line with the Health Ministry directive to contain the spread of COVID-19. However, around 11 am, thousands of Bisaka’s followers dressed in white tunics stormed the burial venue making it hard for security to control them.
Almost 14 years after his death, Court in Fort Portal today ruled that Owobusobozi Bisakas driver was negligent and he caused the death of George Kasenene Tibamwenda, a district official in Kyenjojo who was killed in a hit-and-run accident in 2004. Bisaka was however cleared of culpability.
Fort Portal High Court will today deliver a ruling on a case in which a vehicle allegedly belonging to Owobusobozi Desteo Bisaka, a prominent cult leader, knocked and killed a senior official in Kyenjojo district in 2004. Thirty-nine-year-old George Kasenene Tibamwenda, a District Probation Officer, at the time of his death, was the only fatality in the accident involving a Toyota Land Cruiser Registration Number UAF 053C and a Yamaha motorcycle Registration Number UAC 077Y.
Speculation continues to rise over the whereabouts of the founder of the Faith of Unity Cult, the self-styled Owobusobozi Desteo Bisaka, who has not been seen in public for over three weeks. Just weeks after celebrating his 84th birthday, there are reports the cult leader who calls himself god is very ill and that he was flown to India for treatment last week.
The followers of Faith of Unity pray every 2nd, 12th and 22nd day of the month. The group dismisses the Bible as a divisive book but use â€˜The book of the Faith of Unityâ€™ written by cult leader Owobusobozi Bisaka himself. The cult encourages polygamy, asking men to marry as many wives as they can manage to reduce prostitution. In March 2012, Bisaka, then 82, led by example when he married 29-year-old Teopista Musasizi as his fifth wife.