A video circulating on social media platforms depicting a visibly frail Kabaka of Buganda His Majesty Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has sparked widespread outrage. A huge section of the public are calling for a scrutiny of the Mmengo administration led by the Prime Minister Charles Peter Mayiga whom they say has for a great while concealed the health condition of the Kabaka.
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Sources say a lot was being done behind the curtains to ensure that the Kabaka does not have a public appearance which is why all the preceding cultural functions were being officiated by Charles Peter Mayiga himself. But being his own birthday, it was inevitable to block him from making a public appearance as this would justify the people’s intuitions of how something is being concealed regarding his health.
Kabaka even as he turned up for his own event looked very weak. He hardly smiled and was on several occasions captured gasping for breath as if having respiratory problems. His body language alone showed some element of coercion as though showing that he is engulfed by unwanted elements. He defied the instructions of his UPDF escort who tried to guide him on what path he was to take. This alone shows the Kabaka seems not to be in good terms with the central government.
It should be noted that in his November appearance, Kabaka was very healthy when he appealed to the central government to institute a probe into the killings that had been registered from the free Bobi Wine protests that lasted for 2 days. Most of his subjects believe this could have been the turning point of everything as his health started deteriorating ever since.