Busoga Kingdom Clan Head JB Isabirye's Burial for Saturday

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The head of the Busoga Clans Council Japeth Bagoole Isabirye will be buried on Sunday, 31st May in Wairaka village Jinja district.

The head of the Busoga Clans Council Japeth Bagoole Isabirye will be buried on Saturday, 31st May in Wairaka village Jinja district.
 
J.B. Bagoole passed away unexpectedly on Thursday during a function ahead of the Busoga Kingdom Lukiiko swearing in.
 
JB Isabirye had served for 10 years as the clan head before he died at 84 years old.
 
Isabirye was one of the respected elders in Busoga Kingdom who was viewed as impartial in the Kingdom's disputes over Kyabazinga Henry Wako Muloki's (1921-2008) successor.
 
He was born in 1930 in Busalamu villager in Luuka district. Isabirye went to Mwiri Primary School, Busoga College Mwiri and Kings College Buddo, before joining Makerere University. He also later studied corporative management.
 
He served as a commissioner in the cooperatives ministry in the 1960’s.  Until the late 1990’s under Busoga Cooperative Union he served as General Manager and later worked with Dunlop Uganda Limited.
 
He was elected deputy chairman Busoga clan leaders in 2004, two years later he was appointed full chairman a position he held until he died.
 
He served as a commissioner in the cooperatives ministry in the 1960’s.  Until the late 1990’s under Busoga Cooperative Union he served as General Manager and later worked with Dunlop Uganda Limited.
 
He was elected deputy chairman Busoga clan leaders in 2004, two years later he was appointed full chairman a position he held until he died.
 
His good friend Mathias Ngobi and first minister of Cooperatives during the Obote I government says he was a very hard working man. He says Isabirye was a passionate advocate of the cooperatives movement in Uganda. Isabirye was also Ngobi's best man during his wedding in 1963.
 
However, Isabirye's elder status did not prevent him from speaking out on issues affecting Busoga kingdom’s leadership after Kyabazinga Mulooki's death in 2008.
 
In 2011 he accused the royal chiefs of fronting personal material and financial interests instead of unifying to elect a kyabazinga.
 
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In March 2004, Isabirye insisted that without a new Busoga Lukiiko taking oath, the new constitution for Busoga would never be passed and the election for a new Kyabazinga would not take place.
 
Abdullah Buyinza, a Busoga Lukiiko representative from Butembe, says Isabirye's leadership, wisdom and unifying ability will be missed as Busoga kingdom tries to overcome its leadership wrangles.
 
Isabirye was taken ill before the ceremony could begin. President Yoweri Museveni was guest of honour at the swearing in ceremony of the new Lukiiko.
 
He was rushed to Al Mecca Hospital in Mafubira Sub County, Jinja district.
 
George Mutyabule, Busoga Kingdom speaker, says Isabirye will be given an honorary burial at his home in Musita Mayuge district for his work for Busoga kingdom and Uganda.
 
He is survived by one wife and five children.