The prime minister of one of the factions claiming the Masaba cultural institution throne Geffrey
Wepondi has accused Mbale Resident city commissioner Ahamed Washakie for trying
to block their coronation exercise of III Umukuka intended for Saturday.
Wepondi says that according to arrangements as Masaba cultural
institution, they are going to crown John Amuram Wagabyalile as III Umukuka
on Saturday this week at Mutoto cultural site.
He adds that they have tried several times reaching to
Washakie using all possible means to seek for security during the function but
all in vain.
However, he says that since they suspect Washakie of being
the ally of Mudoma their competitor, he might deliberately want to block the coronation
On being contacted, Ahamade Washakie - the Mbale resident city commissioner refuted the claims saying that he is following guidelines
from government which stated that Masaba cultural institution has no official cultural
leader currently until the two reviles John Amuram Wagabyalile and Mike Mudoma
sit down and agree on one person.