The Irarak Clan leaders in Nambale zone Butaleja sub-county in Butaleja district have today stripped two brothers naked after they refused to attend the burial ceremony of their father.
The area clan chief Augustine Omollo has identified the culprits as Omit Paskal and Odunda Osama who were in a bar as the burial service of their late father Owor Alexander was under way.
The two were also accused of failing to pay a condolence fee of 1000/= but opted to go to a bar where they were found taking a local brew locally known as’ Malwa.’
It was reported the clan members stripped them naked and made them wear banana leaves as they danced and wailed surrounding their late father’s house seven times. The two were also forced to dance a traditional song as a group of women followed them and later carried the coffin to the grave.
The clan leaders said that the punishment was a lesson to all the members who don’t want to attend funerals.
By Nicholas Odongo