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I am not ready to take over Rwenzururu - Kibanzanga

By Wilson Asiimwe

Added 4th September 2017 01:09 PM

Kibanzanga denied allegations that his mother was preparing him to dethrone his brother King Mumbere

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Kibanzanga denied allegations that his mother was preparing him to dethrone his brother King Mumbere

NATIONAL | CULTURE

PIC: The State Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Christopher Kibazanga

The state minister for agriculture and Bughendera County MP, Christopher Kibanzanga, has rubbished claims by a section of Rwenzururu Kingdom subjects that he wants to overthrow his brother, King Charles Wesley Mumbere.


During a memorial service for his father, Isaya Mukirane, held in Kasese town over the weekend, he said  the cabinet formed by Omusinga Mumbere should have respect for the royal family because it is the fountain of the Obusinga institution.

Kibanzanga, who is also the chief prince of the kingdom, denied allegations that his mother was preparing him to take over the cultural roles of the kingdom.

“My mother is not plotting to crown me as the new king of Rwenzururu. This this cultural institution is not governed on rumours,”Kibanzanga said.

PIC: King Charles Wesly Mumbere, with his wife Agnes Ithungu

I cannot be king because my late father never prepared me for the role. He wanted me to be a priest. Those lying to my brother that I want to replace him should stop it. I respect the kingdom’s norms, traditions, practices and culture,”  Kibanzanga explained.

Kibanzanga advised the Obusinga officials to desist from rumourmongering among themselves over the kingdom's affairs and, instead, use appropriate means to manage the cultural institution.

“I urge you to be loyal to the royal family and stop splitting the institution into anti-Obusinga and pro-Obusinga groups. Some of the officials of the cultural institution are politicians who what to confuse this cultural institution,”Kibanzanga said.

Kibanzanga urged the officials to work with the royal family to re-organise the Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu, so as to foster development.  

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