In his message, Mumbere said all the trouble that the kingdom has gone through in the past years is a result of preplanned moves orchestrated by elements that are against the kingdom and him as an individual.
of the remaining part of the Rwenzururu royal palace was politically motivated,
according to the Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere. He revealed this in a recorded
radio program broadcast on Wednesday night by the Kasese based Messiah Radio.
This comes four
months after unknown people torched the remnants of the Rwenzururu royal palace,
which also doubled as Mumbere’s official residence and office. The burnt
structure contained cultural items.
In his message, Mumbere said all the trouble that the kingdom has gone through in the
past years is a result of preplanned moves orchestrated by elements that are
against the kingdom and him as an individual.
those who burnt the palace positioned all the royal items together before
setting them ablaze. Mumbere questioned how jerrycans of petrol were carried
into the palace in the presence of security officers who have maintained
presence since 2016.
//Cue in: “Obundi yosi ana amazi…
Cue out: …politically motivated.”//
“Any person who has knowledge knows it very well that what we are being
accused of and what we are going through today, it was started by certain
people and we were only set into their missions, they have now begun showing
their faces, that house could not burn itself…” Mumbere said
Mumbere said he is aware that some people have been informing the government that
Kasese is currently peaceful in his absence with intentions of blocking efforts
for his return. He mentioned that he doesn’t recall a time when he ordered the
royal guards to attack the government.
Cue out: …government of Uganda.”// “
"They say when Omusinga left, the area is peaceful so that I can be seen
as a violent person and whatever happened, it was executed by certain
individuals so that I can be blamed and incinerated in kampala…”
the decision to burn the palace was designed to create violence so that the
culture leader and the institution can remain in the bad books of the government. However,
he applauds the subjects for not raising, adding that the institution remains
strong in spite of his absence.
//Cue in: “Abaana nabatuma ba royal…
Cue out: …no mujinga.”//
Rwenzururu prime minister, Joseph Kule Muranga told URN reporter on Thursday
morning that the communication is a clear message that the King is still in
control of the institution.
//Cue in: "He communicated...
Cue out: ...going to communicate."//
This is the
first direct message from Mumbere to his subjects since the police and army raided his place in 2016. More than one hundred
royal guards lost their lives in the raid while a similar number was picked up
together with Mumbere and were charged with among others treason, murder,
attempted and robbery.
Mumbere, his Prime Minister, Johnson Tembo Kitsumbire and six minors made bail
in 2017. However, Mumbere was barred from accessing Kasese, Bundibugyo and
Kabarole district for fear of interfering with the investigations. In January,
Jinja court released 132 royal guards on bail.