M7 Shuns Barigye Burial

hospital more about geneva; font-size: small;”>The ceremony was held yesterday at Nkokonjeru in Mbarara municipality. Kingdom officials had earlier told our reporters that Museveni had been invited as chief mourner. Security had been tightened to alarming levels.

cure geneva; font-size: small;”>We are told Museveni cancelled the trip to Mbarara at the last minute to diffuse tension in his party sparked by the recent Parliamentary oil debate.

MPs at Kyankwanzi were reportedly arm-twisted to reconsider resolutions made in Parliament recently in which three ministers were to face an investigatio for reportedly accepting bribes from Tullow Oil company.

But the President chose to stay at Kyankwanzi with NRM legislators. Sources say Museveni also chose not to attend the function to avoid embarrassment from Kingdom officials who insist he has rejected the reinstatement of Ankole Kingdom.

During the final requiem service at St. James Cathedral in Ruharo, Presidential Security advisor Gen. Elly Tumwine, who in 1993, alongside Gen. David Tinyefuza, spearheaded a secret coronation of Barigye as Ankole King, boldly said those interested in Obugabe should step up thier agitation efforts.

He however cautioned them to use peaceful means as their prince Barigye.

At the same time, the Kingdom Premier William Katatumba urged for unity among the Banyankore to put up a spirited fight for the reinstatement of Ankore kingdom.


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