By Ronald Muhinda
Opposition figure Kizza-Besigye and Chapaa Karuhanga, a member of the Advisory Council of State, Sunday attended the funeral of Violet Barugahare in Kyeibaare village, Mutara Sub County, Mitooma district.
The Barugahare family are close friends with Besigye who had to attend the final send-off of Violet.
Born in 1938, Violet, a powerful figure in the family, who gave birth to a dozen children succumbed to cancer, and is survived by 50 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Her husband is hospitalised and could not attend send-off of his wife.
Retired Bishop Yoona Katonene presided over the funeral service.
While eulogising Violet, Besigye expressed shock at the sudden death of Violet, whom he said he had interacted with last month while visiting her sick husband and found her in good health.