The Busoga’s spiritual medium and Oracle, Nabamba Budhagali 40th, who succeeded the late Oldest Oracle of Nabamba Spirit, has paid a courtesy visit to the High Priest of Tondism Faith Jjumba Lubowa Aligaweesa ahead of his installation day celebrations and commemoration.
Before his enthronement as the oracle of Budhagali Falls, the 32-year-old Hassan Kironde was an ordinary businessman, dealing in agricultural produce, poultry and goats. But that was until the spirits beckoned.
Escorted by his aids, Budhagali approached the High Priest and the Priestess Senga Kulanama Aligaweesa at their matrimonial home in Bwebajja, Wakiso Entebe Rd
Budhagali Now, on the second day of Feb 2019, was fully installed by the Busoga Traditionalist and spiritual medium, practiced all the rituals that followed his installation.
Identification of a successor to the medium spirit of Budhagali has for some years been shrouded in mystery. Way back in the 1970s it was believed that the late Nabamba Budhagali who was the 39th incarnation of the river spirit had been identified as the anointed after the spirits armed him with power to float and ride a BSA motorcycle across the falls.
In the late 1990s at the height of a fight between the Nabamba Budhagali and another healer, who claimed superiority in all matters related to the river and all spirits, the late Nabamba Budhagali invited all and sundry to witness him floating on the water to show his superiority
Traditionalists who were involved in the process of identification of a successor to Budhagali announced that the anointed person would arrive floating on the river.