Mourners who had convened at Kitovu Catholic Church to pay last respects to the fallen former Lwengo Woman MP Gertrude Nakabira were shocked to be held up for hours waiting for the body, but in vain.
The sermon which was expected to commence at mid-day was extended up 3 pm until when the mass leader, Masaka Diocese Bishop Severus Jjumba received the bad news and decided to kick off the mass without the body.
It was later revealed that a disagreement between family members arose from the legislators final resting place with the husband claiming she should be at their matrimonial home in Kibengo, while the children want their mother buried at Kimono Town Council in order to protect the property the family owns there including a school.
According to Emmanuel Lubega, the husband of the deceased, the children conspired against him for material reasons. Emmanuel Lubega apologized to religious leaders and the congregation accusing the children for the mishap.
Chief Priest Rev. Fr. Anthony Kakumba eulogized the deceased as a politician who loved her faith, a virtue that many politicians lack.
The late Gertrude Nakabira, the first woman MP for Lwengo District who served in the 9th Parliament, died on Sunday after a long illness with preliminary reports showing she died of cancer.