Busoga Chief Passes On

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Daudi Wakhooli Kaune, former acting Kyabazinga of Busoga and Chief of Bukhooli has is dead. Wakhooli briefly assumed office as Acting Kyabazinga of Busoga in May 2014 until kingdom chiefs elected Nadiope IV. At the time, the Kyabazingaship was being contested between Nadiope and Columbus Wambuzi, a son and heir to former Kyabazinga Henry Wako Muloki who passed on in 2008.

Daudi Wakhooli Kaune, former acting  Kyabazinga of Busoga and Chief of Bukhooli has is dead.

Wakhooli passed away on Sunday at Fast Line Medical Centre in Bugiri district after a brief illness. His death comes a day to the celebrations to mark the second anniversary of the coronation of Kyabazinga Nadiope Gabula IV.

Wakhooli briefly assumed office as  Kyabazinga in May 2014 until kingdom chiefs elected Nadiope IV. At the time, the Kyabazingaship was being contested between Nadiope and Columbus Wambuzi, a son and heir to former Kyabazinga Henry Wako Muloki who passed on in 2008.

According to a statement from the kingdom prime minister, Dr.  Joseph Muvawala, the death of Wakhooli will not interrupt the celebrations.He noted that the coronation day will be used to celebrate Wakhooli's life and his contribution to the kingdom.

He appealed to  the subjects to keep calm and wait for the official postmortem report on the cause of death. 

Wakhooli will be buried on Saturday in a place yet to be communicated.

His death comes just two weeks after that of Chief Fred Nelson Kakaire Ntuse Mamala Menhya Zirabamuzale, the Chief of Bugweri who passed away on August 26th.  

 

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