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Kabwegyere slams Mumbere for 'loose talk'
Publish Date: Jul 16, 2014
Kabwegyere slams Mumbere for 'loose talk'
Prof. Tarsis Kabwegyere
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By Pascal Kwesiga     

Prof. Tarsis Kabwegyere, the minister for general duties in the Office of the Prime Minister, has said he “felt like flying into the palace” of the king (Omusinga) of Rwenzururu, Charles Mumbere, when he heard the cultural leader speak on a BBC radio program.


“When I heard Mumbere saying government was undermining his kingdom on BBC last night (Monday) I felt like flying into his palace to give an elementary course on security,” Kabwegyere said.

He was speaking to journalists during a meeting held to update the media about the progress on the East African Community integration processes in Kampala.

Asked who needs a course on security in the king’s place after delivering his speech, Kabwegyere said “If you have heard what I have just said you must have got my message,”

The minister spoke on a number of issues concerning the EAC and security in the region.

Scores of people were killed in coordinated attacks in Kasese, Bundibugyo and Ntoroko districts by gunmen last week. The motive of the attacks on police stations and military barracks has not yet established.

Some of the attackers who have so been arrested are facing capital charges in the court martial.

The government blamed the attacks on tribal feuds between Bakonjo, Bamba, Basongora and Banyabindi, but this has not yet been confirmed.

The government recognized Maj. John Kamya, as the Bamba king (Omudingya) in May, a move that deepened tribal differences between the Bamba and Bakonjo who considered Bundibugyo to be under Rwenzururu kingdom.

Addressing the press in Kasese recently, Mumbere accused the government of dividing his kingdom and warned the state against handling cultural issues with “bias”. The government has told the king to go “slow”

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