Buganda Kingdom debunks rumors about Kabaka’s health

The Kingdom officials have appealed to the subjects to avoid interfering with the Kabaka's privacy, arguing that it is the Katikkiro who is mandated to issue all information relating to the Kabaka's health.

Buganda Kingdom has refuted widespread claims regarding the health of Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, asserting that he is currently in Namibia for a period of rest on the advice of his doctors based in Germany.

The statement released June 19, 2024, was co-signed by Buganda premier Charles Peter Mayiga, Augustine Mutumba, head of clan leaders in the kingdom, and Prince David Kintu Wasajja, the Kabaka’s younger brother.

According to the statement, Kakaka’s health is well handled in a professional way adding that “the king is not critically ill but he needs some time to rest under the watch of the specialists for him to fully recover.”

The Kingdom officials have appealed to the subjects to avoid interfering with the Kabaka’s privacy, arguing that it is the Katikkiro who is mandated to issue all information relating to the Kabaka’s health.

“Kabaka’s subjects have also been urged to shun those spreading false information and rumours concerning Kabaka’s health, for purposes of fuelling hatred, disunity, and weakening the kingdom,” added the statement.

The Katikkiro, members of the royal family, and the clan heads appreciated all those who demonstrated good discipline, patience, and calmness during this period.

The statement further noted that “The issues relating to Kabaka’s health condition have been a concern not only for his ordinary subjects, but also among the kingdom leaders,”

Some of the leaders argue that they have been kept in the dark causing anxiety and mistrust among themselves.

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On June 8, 2024, a section of the clan leaders was engaged in a meeting with President Yoweri Museveni at the State House in Entebbe, seeking the Head of State to help them secure clearance to visit the Kabaka, who has been unwell since last year.

However, sources said the President advised them to look for the trustees of the Kabaka and once they are cleared, he will support them to visit their king.

A statement issued in May this year by Namibian ambassador Martin Andjaba indicated that the Kabaka is receiving specialized medical care at Okonguarri Psychotherapeutic Centre in Namibia.

In Buganda, Kabaka is held in high esteem, he can never be questioned and is looked at as a symbol of unity by his subjects.

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