The People Power principal, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has this morning attended the funeral service of Brigadier Bell Jackson in Ggaba who died on Tuesday, June 30 at Nakasero hospital following a long term ailment.
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At the funeral, Bobi lauded the courage of the fallen UPDF soldier and ranked him among the young patriots who rose to liberate the country from the past dictatorship government of Obote and Idi Amin. “Afande Bell was one of the young men who followed President Museveni to the bush, ostensibly to fight for freedom and democracy,” Bobi said in a heart moulding speech. “The deceased had fought to see a Uganda where everyone is free and sadly the freedom he fought for has been stripped away from the masses,” he added.
The deceased NRA historical is an elder brother to Katana Benjamin who is the newly announced head of the People Power legal team.
“We celebrate this gallant Ugandan because he was not shy to speak out when his bosses veered off course. We celebrate elders like these because they genuinely fought for democracy, even when their dreams were betrayed by President Museveni and a small clique of people,” Bobi told the mourners. “Afande Bell was also a sportsman. He co-founded Victor’s FC and promoted talent,” he added.
Bobi finally I sent a message of appreciation to the UPDF for giving Brig. Bell a befitting send off. “Soldiers in many countries are given too much respect by all citizens. They do not line up for services in public places and you will often see people standing up and giving them seats,” he said. “That is what our national army should be- only if they become a true national army in word and action. May the soul of the deceased rest in peace,” he concluded.
As he was leaving the residence of the deceased historical, masses poured to the streets of Ggaba road just to have a glimpse of the presidential hopeful. Bobi didn’t disappoint and made a few stop overs to salute the gatherings.
Jackson Bell’s death
R0079 Brig. Gen. Jackson ‘Bell’ Tushabe, breathed his last at Nakasero Hospital in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, June 30. The fierce fight succumbed to multiple organ failure but he had been recently hospitalized.
Bell who participated in the five year bush war that brought President Yoweri Museveni to power in 1986, previously served as UPDF 4th Division commander