Byakutaga says security operatives acted wrongly by indiscriminately shooting at innocent Ugandans killing dozens and injuring scores adding that some of those killed, injured or arrested did not participate in the ongoing riots
The Omukama stressed the need for Ugandans to work towards building a strong democracy in the country adding that instances of violence in elections must not be tolerated since they are meant to destabilize the country.
In a speech read for him by Andrew Byakutaga, the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom prime minister on Friday, the Omukama tasked the people of bunyoro sub region to strongly embrace the hand washing strategy being emphasized by the government saying it is crucial as far as guarding against the deadly virus is concerned.
The Omukama says following the oil discovery in the region, there is need for teamwork between the kingdom and the MPs to lobby the government and guide the people if they are to benefit from the opportunities.
Bamuturaki says for a number of years Buganda has not had such a powerful representation at Bunyoro functions. He adds that Mayiga\'s attendance means a move towards amending ties between the two kingdoms.
However, the threats to the Omukama\'s life became real two weeks ago after unidentified dressed man in military uniform sneaked into his kitchen and emptied two sachets of rat poison in the King\'s flask.
First Deputy Premier Henry Muganwa Kajura has this Wednesday publicly taken sides in the Hoima land conflict and tasked security to explain why only Banyoro were arrested after the Rwengabi land clashes last Wednesday. Kajura who is also Hoima Municipality Member of Parliament was addressing a stakeholders meeting he convened to seek a solution to the land problem.
The Minister who visited the affected residents in Rwengabi trading center on Monday evening also conveyed the Omukama's sympathies to the affected people. Like other kingdom observers, Kiiza said the attacks were a work of wrong elements in the kingdom, acting without knowledge of the king.
Byaruhanga says the land however was encroached on by Congolese, the king wanted to talk to them and unveil the kingdom plans for the land. Although the Minister in a telephone interview ruled out intentions by the king to evict the illegal settlers, the group did not think the visit was friendly. On seeing the Omukama's advance team and a group of his subjects, they.started throwing stones and aimed arrows at the Omukama's team.
The 25-year old Princess Kabatalesa disagreed with her father's choice of a new Principal Private Secretary (PPS) and on November 2 wrote a letter sacking him. To ensure her decision received maximum attention, the letter sacking the newly appointed Omukama PPS Jonan Atuhura was circulated to the local press.
Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom will on December 4th recognise more than 100 people who participated in the \"Nyangire\" rebellion. The warriors will be awarded certificates and medals in a ceremony presided over by the current Bunyoro Kitara Omukama Dr Solomon Kabamba Iguru.
During the launch in Hoima on Thursday, the Omukama blamed Western culture for the immoral acts of homosexuality and lesbianism gaining ground in Uganda. The king lauded the inter-religious council of Uganda for denouncing homosexuality despite financial promises by some western countries. He said homosexuality is not cultural and those supporting it are \"Bagwagwa\", a Runyoro word to mean fools.
In an interview with Uganda Radio Network on Monday evening, the Okwir explained that the Omukama suspended the new cabinet to do more consultation. He says the king later realized that the new cabinet lacked balance in terms of districts and religion, which are vital factors.
The Principal Private Secretary (PPS) of Bunyoroâ€™s Omukama Solomon Gafabusa Iguru has denied knowledge of a letter barring the new kingdom cabinet from taking office. The letter leaked to the press on Wednesday evening. A new cabinet had been named on August 18.
The Omukama of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Solomon Gafabusa Iguru has honored former Libyan leader Col Muammar Gadaffi and lashed out at Western powers that contributed to his capture and consequent killing.