Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has promised to
restore the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu cultural institution to its past glory.
Speaking at Nyakasanga playgrounds in Kasese municipality on Tuesday
evening, Kyagulanyi pledged to uplift the face of the kingdom to regain its
defined status. He also said that his government will set free the
Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere and his royal guards.
Mumbere is currently battling more than 41 charges including
terrorism, murder and aggravated robbery among others that were slapped against
him and 203 royal guards three years ago.
Mumbere and his royal guards were picked during a military raid on
his palace in 2016. And has since been confined pending the disposal of
the charges against him.
Kyagulanyi also pledged to invest heavily in the mining sector of
the district underlining that his government will revamp the industrial sector
in the district.
He notes that the current government has neglected the sector with
interest to keep the people poor.
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Kyagulanyi also encouraged young people to use the election
process as a platform to air out their voices.
Vincent Muhairwa, the LCII Chairperson Kahokya parish in Kahokya
Sub County says that Kyagulanyi has tackled one of the central issues that are
likely to determine how people will vote in Kasese. Muhairwe says most voters
in the district want their King released.
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Amina Kabugho, a NUP supporter welcomes Kyagulanyi’s pledge to free the Omusinga.
She notes that many people in the kingdom are bitter with
the current government since it has remained tight-lipped on when he and the
royal guards will regain their freedom.
Meanwhile, three supporters of NUP are nursing serious injuries sustained
as the police tried to control the crowds that wanted to break into Nyakasanga
Heavily armed police personnel spent a better part of Tuesday evening trying to
control the party supporters who had lined up along the streets and around the
The presidential hopeful used the campaign to blame the brutality of the
security forces that have been exhibited on his rallies.
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Brian Basisa the NUP Kasese District coordinator blamed the
security forces of using excessive force to contain the crowds.