Kadaga to meet Mayiga over Kabaka's health

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga

The speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga will meet the Katikkiro of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga over the Kabaka’s health.

Last week, Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi caused concern among his subjects when he appeared for his 66th birthday celebrations looking frail ill and seemingly struggling for breath. Mayiga, later explained that the Kabaka was suffering from allergins caused by exposure to wearing masks and face masks. 

The newly elected Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) councillors led by Jeremiah Keeya Mwanje, the Kasubi councillor today met Kadaga and expressed concern about the wellbeing of cultural leaders because government has remained silent on Kabaka's health.

In her response, Kadaga said that she was planning to meet the Katikkiro to understand what is going on in regards to Kabaka’s health. She however said that parliament can’t issue a statement on the Kabaka’s health because they respect the autonomy of cultural institutions.

"I prefer that it is discussed in a more dignified manner, but yes am equally concerned and I will request to talk to the Katikkiro to find out what is the problem because what I can confirm that many of those whenever they have needed medical treatment really they have been treated. But you can’t talk about your king just casually but I will be finding out from the Kattikiro to see what is going on around the life of his majesty," Kadaga said. 

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