OBR had looked set to celebrate its first coronation anniversary in 5 years since the arrest of Mumbere when the Kingdom prime minister Joseph Kule Muranga announced last week that the cultural leader had called for coronation activities.
The Cultural leader of the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu-OBR
institution in Kasese District Charles Wesley Mumbere has halted his 12th
coronation anniversary celebrations that were due to take place on Tuesday.
OBR had looked set to celebrate its first coronation
anniversary in 5 years since the arrest of Mumbere when the Kingdom prime
minister Joseph Kule Muranga announced last week that the cultural leader had called
for coronation activities.
The prime minister then announced a week long activities
that included tree planting and there was to be a dialogue on the coronation
day presided over by a guest from the ministry of gender.
However, in a twist of events, Muranga has announced
that the institution will not celebrate the coronation anniversary as guided by
Without divulging details Muranga said, the cultural
leader and government had received “disturbing” information since the
activities were announced last week and in his wisdom Mumbere requested the coronation
celebrations to be cancelled.
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However, Muranga said the tree planting activity will
continue to be undertaken until Monday requesting the cultural institution
subjects to use the coronation day to pray for the institution and its
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Gad Kule one of the OBR subject says the cancelation
of the celebrations on the coronation day is disturbing since they have been
hopeful of merry making for the first time in five years.
He asks government to consider releasing Mumbere for
the good of the cultural institution.
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Mumbere faces treason, terrorism and murder charges arising from the
November 27, 2016 military attack on his palace which left over a hundred of
his subjects dead.
The Institution has been cancelling the four
previous coronation anniversary ceremonies slated for every 19th October,
citing harsh bail terms slapped on the cultural leader.
Mumbere was granted bail but was restricted from entering his kingdom.