By Spy Uganda
Kampala, Mengo: The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has warned that before security brutalizes Ugandans to death, they should always reflect on how far the country has gone hence demanding for a special investigation into the protests that took place following the arrest of National Unity Platform’s presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.
The protest broke out on November 18-19th, spreading to several towns across the country and leading to the death of over 50 people and left hundreds nursing injuries.
“There should be an inquiry into the death of those people,” Kabaka Mutebi stressed.
During his birthday run yesterday at his palace in Bulange,Mengo, Kabaka Mutebi condemned the riots equating them to the January 1945 protest that broke out in all the main towns of Uganda leaving eight dead and 14 wounded. The said 1945 protests are said to be one of the major riots in Uganda’s colonial history after the establishment of British power.
However, Kabaka said that even then the colonial government didn’t just fold hands but rather conducted a special investigation into the matter adding that many lives of innocent people who were not part of the protest were lost and can’t just be let go in vain.
About Kabaka’s Run
Kabaka Birthday Run is an annual run organized by Buganda Kingdom to celebrate the Birthday (13th April) of His Majesty Ronald Muwenda Mutebi the King of Buganda Kingdom.
We have since learnt that this year’s event was attended by more than 20,000 people across the Buganda Kingdom and only 200 participants were allowed into the palace while others were encouraged to choose their own routes near their neighborhoods.
The run happens the weekend before the King’s Birthday and proceedings from the run in 2020-2022 will go towards fighting HIV/AIDS in Uganda with a strong emphasis on men hence the theme; “Men for Good Health and Ending AIDS by 2030”.
Kabaka Birthday run has targeted to set a new running record in Africa of 60,000 runners, as a tourist activity, this is the ultimate opportunity to visit Uganda, socialize with the locals, know about Buganda Culture and later go tour other parts of the pearl of Africa.