Today, while speaking from his home in Lweza, in his annual State of the Kingdom Address, Mayiga said, that not even a child can believe the government said of the story. He added that he was most concerned about the tribal undertones that Zaake describes in his social media post about what happened to him.
The Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has
condemned the torture that was subjected to the Mityana Municipality Member
of Parliament Francis Zaake after he was allegedly found distributing food in disregard of Presidential directives.
order locking down the country as a way of limiting the spread of the
coronavirus disease COVID-19, Members of Parliament received an unprecedented number of phone calls
and visits to their homes by constituents who could no longer feed themselves.
But the President’s directive was that whoever needed to help the people, should
do so through the National COVID-19 Taskforce. This is what allegedly Zaake
violated leading to his arrest and detention. By the time, he appeared in court
over a week later, Zaake had torture marks all over his body. He could neither see because
of pepper allegedly sprayed in his eyes.
However when put to task to explain what happened
to the youthful legislator, Mario Obiga Kania, the minister of State for
Internal Affairs told parliament that Zaake’s torture marks were self-inflicted.
Today, while speaking from his home in Lweza, in his
annual State of the Kingdom Address, Mayiga said, that not even a child can believe
the government said of the story. He added that he was most concerned about the tribal
undertones that Zaake describes in his social media post about what happened to
“They told me that we are always there lying to
ourselves that a Muganda can lead Uganda, and told me that this country has its
owners. This was my fourth time being tortured from the time I joined
Parliament, but I had never heard so much hate, so much bitterness and so much
tribalism,” Zaake narrated.
He added that he was very surprised that some of the
people the country pays to protect them chose to view him not as a Ugandan, but
as a troublesome Muganda who deserved to be punished.
Mayiga says those behind such actions must be
investigated and punitive action taken against them because if not, the country
risks descending into chaos like it has in the past because of tribalism.
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Tomorrow May 12, will mark seven years ever since the Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II appointed Mayiga as the Katikkiro to replace Engineer John Baptist Walusimbi in 2013.