His son, Moses Bintu Imbethe, says that they have spent close to Shillings 200million to treat their father in the last three years after developing health complications that condemned him to a wheelchair.
Winnie Kiiza the Kasese Woman Member of Parliament who is also the Alliance for National Transformation-ANT national coordinator believes the majority of the voters cast their vote for NRM not necessarily that they wanted but feared for retaliation in case NRM lost again.
According to results released by the Electoral Commission on Thursday afternoon, the NRM won 23 of the seats while the other 21, all went to the FDC. Two others elected chairpersons are independent candidates.
According to Kabbyanga, the FDC members including the winners and losers of the January 14 parliamentary elections joined forces to stop his ten-year reign. The FDC members worked as polling agents and mobilized their known supporters to vote at a time when voter turnout was at its lowest.
Mid last year, government bought land for the construction of Mumbere’s residential premises and pledged to support the construction of a new palace. Government also distinctly considered the kingdom for the Emyooga program-a presidential initiative for wealth and job creation. In November last year, government released 147 royal guards from prison.
Winnie Kiiza, the national coordinator of the Alliance for National Transformation and out-going Kasese District Woman MP, says they have come together as opposition forces in the district to defend the remaining elective positions they are holding.
Fatima Katembo, the National Unity Platform-NUP Kasese District Woman parliament candidate, says the campaigns have become so costly for first time competitors like her. She says most voters demand for money, a habit she blames on the NRM government for bribing voters.
Samuel Kule Tamwanzire says that candidates should clearly state how they will fix the road network in the sub-county. He says that the Rugendabara to Kasangali and Kamwani to Mbata roads are impassable for farmers and traders.
In 2019, Saul Maate, the Kasese District LC V Chairperson suspended four FDC legislators from the district executive committee accusing them of having ties with president, Yoweri Museveni and shunning party meetings.
Kasese, a town north of Lake George in Western Uganda is endowed with a rich natural resource base. It was developed around the Kilembe Copper mines, located near the Rwenzori Mountains and Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is also known for the booming cobalt industry.