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Ven. Kisawuzi Calls for Concern Over Each Other's Plight

Speaking at a service in memory of the attack on Mengo palace by the Uganda Army on the 24th of May 1966 at Namirembe Cathedral on Tuesday, Kisawuzi said that Uganda has become a nation of selfish people who do not care about the plight of others.
24 May 2022 19:06

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Can Jonathan Kisawuzi, the Dean of Namirembe Cathedral has called upon Ugandans to be more concerned about issues affecting others in society for the country to be at peace.

Speaking at a service in memory of the attack on Mengo palace by the Uganda Army on the 24th of May 1966 at Namirembe Cathedral on Tuesday, Kisawuzi said that Uganda has become a nation of selfish people who do not care about the plight of others. 

He said it is time that people started to be more concerned about what affects others and offer them a helping hand if they are to live better fulfilled lives.

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Cue out…ebintu bitukwatako”//  

Kisawuzi explained that prior to the attack on the palace and abolition of the kingdom, people used to come in to defend the afflicted in the name of the King, which promoted harmony. He also revealed that men beating their wives would be stopped and asked why they were beating the Kabaka’s wife. 

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Cue out…okuba waaki,”//  

Speaking on behalf of the royal family, Prince David Wasajjacalled upon parents to raise their children with values, saying this will keep them away from the path of committing crimes against humanity such as murder and avoid becoming a menace to society.  

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Cue out…bakyali bato,”//  

In his speech read for him by the Speaker of Lukiiko, Patrick Luwagga Mugumbule, the Katikkiro Peter Mayiga, said that now is the time to restore all that was lost during the attack on the palace and the abolition of the kingdom.

He says that as the kingdom progresses, the memories of 1966 should remain etched in the minds of the people so as to propel them to restore the kingdom’s glory. He thus called upon the subjects not to forget what they passed through.

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Cue out…ababitutusaako,”//

On May 24, 1966, under the command of then Col. Idi Amin, the army staged an attack on the palace on the orders of then Prime Minister, Dr. Apollo Milton Obote to forestall a supposed coup. The attack led to the exiling of Kabaka Edward Muteesa II in Britain and the abolition of kingdoms. Kabaka Muteesa died in exile in 1969 and his remains were brought back in 1971.

The kingdom was only restored in 1993 with the crowning of Muteesa’s son Muwenda Mutebi II as the 36th king and the return of some kingdom property seized after the abolition. To date, the kingdom is still demanding key assets and a federal system of government.  

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