The Kabaka of Buganda, His Majesty Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has for the first time raised his voice to speak about the nasty incident that ensued a fortnight back where over 50 Ugandans were killed and hundreds sustained injuries mostly from stray bullets fired by armed forces.
The Kabaka who spoke to the public on Sunday during his birthday Marathon says there must be an immediate inquiry into the death of over 50 people who were murdered in two days during the free Bobi Wine riots on November 18/19 in protests that swept Kampala and other parts of the country. “There should be an inquiry into the death of those people,” the Kabaka says. He relates this as a replica of the colonial killings that left about 8 Ugandans killed during a similar style protest. The King rallied the public to embrace peace and restrain themselves from indulging in violent acts.
Museveni on Killings
President Museveni on Sunday also addressed the public and commented on the killings in a seemingly shocking way as he appeared to glorify and justify some deaths. Museveni on record said he only felt sorry for only 18 of the 50 murdered people whom he says were not part of the protests. He says he is to lead a compensation scheme for the families of only those who weren’t part of the protests.
Bobi Wine responds
Reacting on Museveni’s anticipated compensation scheme, the NUP leader Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert stung Museveni and told him off that all Ugandans want is life. “For how long will they kill us and pay our families?,” Bobi asked this Monday morning. “Ugandans want life. They deserve the right to live. They are not after your money. Money can’t buy life,” Bobi fumed. “When you killed our brother Yasin Kawuuma, you sent out your minister for condolences Catherine Kusasira to deliver an envelope. That is totally unacceptable and wrong. There’s no amount worth the life of Ugandans,” he says.