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Artist Adam Mulwana Laid To Rest In Luwero :: Uganda Radionetwork

Artist Adam Mulwana Laid To Rest In Luwero

Mulwana succumbed to Leukemia at his home in Makindye on Tuesday morning ending three years of ailing.
Mourners praying for the body of Mulwana at Buzirandulu village in Luwero

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Adam Mulwana, the artist who composed a popular political campaign song for Former Presidential candidate Kizza Besigye has been laid to rest in Luwero.

Mulwana succumbed to Leukemia at his home in Makindye on Tuesday morning ending three years of ailing.

On Wednesday, Mulwana’s body was transported to his ancestral home located at Buzirandulu village in Butuntumula sub-county, Luwero district at around noon for burial after a night at National Theatre and briefly being taken to FDC Katonga offices in Kampala city.

At around 5 pm after speeches and prayers, the body was lowered to the grave at the ancestral home of his late grandfather Francis Bbunjo Muswangwali II. Politicians and music artists eulogized Mulwana as a creative artist as well as a strong supporter of change. 

Retired Colonel Kizza Besigye, the Former FDC president narrated how Mulwana was introduced to him during the 2011 campaigns after composing a song titled Toka kwa Barabara whose lyrics he instantly fell in love with.

Besigye added that the song energized and kept him moving despite the huge challenges faced during the campaign. He added that he was saddened to learn that he was sick and since then he has been offering support to diagnose the exact cause of his illness in vain.

Besigye described Mulwana as a creative artist whose Toka Kwa Barabara song will live long after his demise 

//Cue in; “Akalulu sikangu…

Cue out;…ndi beera mulamu.”//

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago said that Mulwana used his talent to compose a song to help in the struggle to liberate the country and asked Ugandans to emulate him.

Lukwago also blasted politicians who visit the sick in hospitals and take pictures with them after handing over money to them. Lukwago added that although some politicians tried to do the same at Mulwana, he remained committed to the struggle till death.

// Cue in; “Ye oba tulekerawo…

Cue out…bakibatuseeko”//

Lewis Rubongoya, the Secretary General of the National Unity Platform said that despite his challenge to foot medical bills, Mulwana never sold his soul to acquire from the oppressors to seek treatment abroad.

//Cue in; “Mwe abamukyalirako…

Cue out….olwekyo.”//

Luwero district Chairman Erastus Kibirango said that Mulwana’s was a representative of several youths from the area who are frustrated with the NRM government for neglecting the area that ushered it into power. Kibirango added that although Mulwana is dead, residents will continue to send a message to Museveni that they want him to leave power.

Music artist Haruna Mubiru of Cream Productions told mourners that he recruited Mulwana into his band after fellow musicians rejected him for composing a political song. Mubiru said that since then he has been working with Mulwana and managing a restaurant with him to enable him to earn a living.

Mubiru said that so far two friends have pledged to look after two children of Mulwana and he will make sure they acquire an education.

Mulwana left behind three children and four wives.