The burial of Charles Mutyabule, the people power supporter who died on Saturday witnessed a clash between the elders from Bukakabila village in Kitayundwa sub-county, Kamuli and people power supporters.
The 24 year old met his death in Mabira forest, along the Kampala-Jinja highway. He was part of a procession that was escorting Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu to Kampala after being hosted at a radio talk show in Jinja.
People power activists claim that Mutyabule was knocked dead by a police patrol vehicle, an accusation that the police has dismissed.
Naluswa Mutyabule, an Elder in the area, condemned the people power movement for exhibiting recklessness in their approach during the burial on Sunday. He said that asuccessful commander should ensure the safety of his subjects during the battle because rampant death will weaken his force ahead of the war.
Naluswa further accused them of orchestrating long-distance processions which have caused the death of their colleagues. But the angry supporters attacked him until he was forced to flee from the funeral.
Former minister, Asuman Kiyingi attempted to calm the situation by asking them to seek redress from the courts of law. But the supporters accused him of judging their mode of operation while demanding for change and ordered him to sit.
Alton Kasolo, a People Power mobilizer in Busoga sub-region challenged leaders to guide their youthful predecessors other than subjecting them to open criticism.
People power spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi argued that Ugandans have a right to freely demand change through peaceful means like organized processions and they shouldn’t be reprimanded over the same.