Richard Sseggwanyi, the Kooki Council Speaker vented his anger against the Buganda Kingdom Prime Minister Charles Peter Mayiga, for naming their hereditary cultural leader; the Kamuswaga Apollo Ssansa Kambumbuli II among the ordinary county chiefs of Buganda.
The appointments of new Buganda Kingdom’s representatives in Kooki
have stirred controversy between the two cultural institutions.
The Kooki chiefdom council meeting held on Friday resolved to mobilize
loyalists to strongly reject Buganda’s appointees in the area.
Richard Sseggwanyi, the Kooki Council Speaker vented his anger against the
Buganda Kingdom Prime Minister Charles Peter Mayiga, for naming their
hereditary cultural leader; the Kamuswaga Apollo Ssansa Kambumbuli II among the
ordinary county chiefs of Buganda.
He noted that they were also aggrieved by Mengo to appoint deputies to
the Kamuswaga, which he says is in total violation of their norms.
At the beginning of this month, Mayiga appointed Gertrude Ssebugwawo, the
former Kooki Prime Minister, Nelson Lubambula-a brother to Kamuswaga and Eriabu
Kiggundu as deputies of Kooki county chief.
The appointments according to Sseggwanyi, is meant to subdue their
cultural institution and its leadership which is supposed to stand as an
autonomous cultural entity.
//Cue in “Olwa leero lubadde……
Cue out; ……ofugayo otya.”//
He indicated that the appointments establish illegal leadership
structure within the cultural institution, thereby asking the loyalists to
stand up and block the appointees to operate from their areas.
//Cue in “Kooki teriberangako
Cue out; …..muve ku Kooki.”//
Hajji Idi Ahmed Kiwanuka, the Kooki prime minister made a pronouncement
banning all Buganda Kingdom representatives from conducting any activities in
Kiwanuka indicates that the continued contempt of their leadership has
progressed to intolerable levels, and has spurred a lot anger among the kooki
//Cue in: “omuntu yenna….
Cue out; ……nyo enyindo.”//
Efforts to seek a comment from the Buganda Kingdom Information Minister
Noah Kiyimba proved futile as he could not pick our repeated calls to his official
But Ssebugwawo, one of the Buganda’s appointed representatives in Kooki has
dismissed the threats as unfounded, blaming their counterparts of deliberately
misinterpreting the appointments to incite the public.
Ssebugwawo says that their appointment letters describe them as
coordinators of Buganda’s activities in Kooki, not Kamuswaga’s deputies as it
is alleged. According to her, they started executing their assigned
duties in Kooki adding that they have not received any resistance from the
“We are not bothered interest in squabbles with anybody, the agitators of
such unfounded woes have always been known to the communities that are fully
acquainted with the history of Buganda and Kooki.