During his 50th coronation anniversary celebration, Mumbere rallied his subjects to oppose the proposed split of Kasese into four districts, saying there is need to first heal the endless ethnic conflicts there.
In 2011, the Kooki Cultural Leader Apollo Sansa Kabumbuli II launched a campaign to revive the language and possibly phase out Luganda or minimize its dominance among the subjects. The campaign was based on fears that the dialect was increasingly becoming extinct as less people in the chiefdom could comprehend it.
Kooki Environment Minister Dickson Ssebyala says that at least 80 out of the 100 hills in Kooki have been destroyed by human activity which involved cutting of tress and charcoal burning among others. He adds that the situation has exposed the chiefdom to severe drought conditions.
The Kamuswaga of Kooki on Monday failed to have his bio data captured in the ongoing Identity card registration after the kits used in the exercise broke down. Apollo Sansa Kabumbuli went to register for his national ID at Rakai Lukiiko Hall, but enrollment officers failed to capture his thumb prints.
Kooki chiefdom could be on the path to secede away from Buganda after campaigns to start own cultural norms intensifies. They first launched own anthem and flag, but now the chiefdom wants to start speaking own language at its cultural functions.