The Kawempe Division Mayor, Emmanuel Sserunjoji and Lord Councilor, Muhammad Ssegirinya led a team of protesters from Kawempe clad in white robes with dry Banana fibres tied around their waists as a symbol of mourning.
loyalists from various parts of Kampala have stormed Bulange in Mengo to meet the
Katikiro, Charles Peter Mayiga to protest the security raid on a thanksgiving
event organised by Mbogo clan leaders in Mityana district on Saturday last
week. A security team comprising police and the army used teargas to disperse
the clan leaders and participants from the event.
morning, a group of protesters comprising mainly political and cultural leaders
from various levels under Nkobazambogo marched to Bulange Building to deliver a
petition to Mayiga. The Kawempe
Division Mayor, Emmanuel Sserunjoji and Lord Councilor, Muhammad Ssegirinya led
a team of protesters from Kawempe clad in white robes with dry Banana fibres
tied around their waists as a symbol of mourning.
Woman Member of Parliament, Nabillah Naggayi Ssempala and former Nansana
Municipality Member of parliament, Wakayima Musoke and Hakim Saula led teams
from Kampala central, Nansana municipality and Rubaga division respectively.
of the protesters told URN before they were apprehended by police that they had
decided to march to Mengo to reclaim their dignity and respect as people of
Buganda, which is under attack from government and security agencies.
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Cue out:…….tukooye ejjoogo,”//
//Cue in: “Your status as……..
Cue out:…….everybody is not safe,”//
released the protesters who decided to March to Mengo and where they joined
their colleagues. However, army officers manning security at Bulange advised
them to select five representatives to present their petition to the Katikiro
//Cue in: “Tubagamba ka tugende……..
Cue out:…….bagaanye, bagende,”//
then decided to sing Buganda anthem until Mayiga ordered security to allow them in.
inside, Hakim Saula the former president of Nkobazambogo presented a written
statement to the Katikiro listing several demands.
“Naye fenna Ffenna……..
dismissed claims that he is often tight-lipped whenever Buganda’s heritage is
under attack. He urged the protesters to remain steadfast in demanding for justice
and promised to present their view to the Kabaka for further discussions,
saying a resolution will be communicated to them.