Buganda chiefs who were arrested in Kooki for alleged trespassing have been
released with a caution.
officials include Gertrude Nakalanzi Ssebugwawo, the Coordinator of Buganda
Kingdom programs in Kooki, Joseph Mutyaba, the Kabura County chief, Paul
Mwanje, the Kyarurangira sub-county chief representing Buganda, and Willy
Kiyaga, his deputy.
Ssebugwawo, they had gone to install the new chiefs who were appointed by the
Kabaka of Buganda-Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II but later intercepted by security
their arrest, police had dispersed three of their meetings warning them to
leave Kooki since they lacked consent from the Kooki Cultural institution.
Godfrey Kimbugwe, the Kooki Deputy Prime Minister, the Kingdom officials did
not seek permission to hold any cultural activity in Kooki.
“Ffe beba trespasinzeko…
Cue out: “…without
that Kooki is no longer part of Buganda but the Mengo officials keep
undermining their Independence as a legitimate cultural institute recognized
under the laws of Uganda.
Cue out: “…ebitiibwa.”//
Kiyimba, the Buganda Kingdom spokesperson, insists that Kooki is still part of
Buganda and the installation of the chiefs was not illegal.
the former first Deputy Katikiro of Kooki, fell out with the leadership after
Kamuswaga declined to give her full responsibility as Prime Minister and
instead appointed Alhaj- Idi Ahmed Kiwanuka. She has since been
coordinating Buganda Kingdom programs in Kooki which has escalated the
difference between the two cultural institutions.