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Clan Members Want Budhagali's Widow Out of Marital Home

According to Mwase, Lukowe can either relocate to Nile river banks where the spirits are said to reside or returns to her parents' home. The clan members also queried whether indeed Budhagali is the biological father of Lukowe’s young children.
Late Budhagali's wife, Mastula Lukowe at the funeral. file photo.
The clan of the late Nabamba Budhagali wants his widow, Masitula Lukowe to vacate their marital home, just three days after his burial. The late Budhagali belonged to the Baise Muvu clan. 

During a family meeting chaired by Godfrey Mwase, the Baise Muvu clan leader on Wednesday, the clan leaders reportedly asked Lukowe to leave the deceased's home in Jinja.     

According to Mwase, Lukowe can either relocate to Nile river banks where the spirits are said to reside or returns to her parents' home. 

The clan members also queried whether indeed Budhagali is the biological father of Lukowe’s young children.     

According to Lukowe, the clan members are after sharing the deceased's property rather than protecting his image. 

"Unfortunately, there isn't much to share. Most of the cows were sold off to clear his medical bills leaving only one, all we have is a car and his house," she said.  

Lukowe says Budhagali, who was admitted to Nile International hospital in Walukuba, Jinja municipality since September had accumulated a medical bill of Shillings 7 million by the time he died on October 26. 

She adds that there are also three shrines of the late Budhagali as well as a small plot of land. "I am ready to go away. I respect their decision and will definitely leave either today or tomorrow," she said. 

According to Lukowe, whether the clan members allow her to go with some of her property or not, she will leave. 

"As a matter of fact I have been married to Budhagali for over 20 years. Most of these assets were acquired jointly, “she said.  Our reporter was unable to speak to Mwase verify Lukowe’s claims.

The late Budhagali was buried in the wee hours of Monday morning at his home in Bujagali village in Budondo sub-county in Jinja district.