Minister Bahati eulogizes prominent businessman Rugyengye

By Sophan Niwamanya

Hundreds of mourners have today thronged at Rwakanyweire in Bukoora Kitumba sub county to attend the final send off of City Business tycoon Rugyengye Justus.

Rugyengye Justus died at 55 years under mysterious circumstances on Thursday, prompting his wife, Charlotte Rugyengye to file a complaint at Bweyogerere police station. Charlotte was prompted to file the case after learning that her husband had died and his body was lying at Gwatiro hospital morgue, Bweyogerere Division yet she had left him in perfect health at home. 

Hon Min Bahati speaking today at the burial ceremony said that the deceased will be remembered as a man with a big heart, his generosity that touched many lives especially relatives and friends.

He noted that the people of Kabale and Uganda as whole have lost a pillar, hardworking, development, knowledgeable man who worked towards developing his area.

“Rugyengye helped me to develop this area when he was working with UNRA to extend electricity and water to the people of Kitumba and some parts in areas of Ndorwa west constituency”, Min Bahati said

 He added that the late Justus was the person whom they worked with closely who would come and join me in traversing for votes during elections.  

The widow Charlotte Rugyengye described him as a gentleman, a quiet man, who always put his family first. They were married for 27 years, she said. “Rugyengye respected everyone and made everyone feel special.

He described the deceased as a hardworking, lover of his children, advisor and exemplary Man who would give all sorts of wisdom.

The deceased’s children described their father as a selfless, adviser, mentor, compassionate, kind man who will have left a legacy.

Preaching at the burial ceremony, Kikungir Archdeacon Ven. Rev Milton Nkurunungi asked Christians to do good deeds for others when they are still alive.

The deceased has survived with one widow and four children. He succumbed to Hemorrhagic shock.