The King of Rwenzururu Kingdom, The Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere has suspended his brother, Christopher Kibazanga from the position of chief prince. Kibazanga also happens to be a minister in the NRM government In a letter dated 25th June that this website has seen, the Omusinga said:
“By virtue of the powers entrusted to me by the constitution of the Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu, in the name of Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu, Ekitwa, the Royal family and Abanya Rwenzururur, I hereby suspend the position and title of Chief Prince that you have been holding in the Royal Family, until further notice.”
The Omusinga has listed the reasons for Kibazanga’s dismissal as abusing the rights and responsibilities of the royal title of chief prince, making decisions on behalf of the royal family, acting in a manner that overrided the powers of the Omusinga and any kingdom council, disrespect and abuse of the Omusinga and disrespect of the cultursl norms of the royal clan.
Kibazanga’s troubles stem from his actions following the death of the queen mother, HRH Nyamukama Christine Biira. Kibazanga took it upon himself to disregard all burial arrangements made by the Rwenzururu kingdom and he organised the burial of the queen mother. He changed the earlier burial place to the one of his choice, something that didnt go down well with the Kingdom leadership who responded by staying away from the burial.