KAMPALA – The Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has paid tribute to the fallen Rwenzururu queen mother Ms. Christine Biira Mukirania.
The Rwenzururu Queen Mother (Nyamukama) Her Royal Highness, Christine Biira Mukirania, mother to Bakonzo cultural King Charles Wesley Mumbere and State Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Christopher Kibanzanga died on Tuesday 11 at the age of 85.
Bobi Wine in a statement said, “On this day when we are still celebrating with the people of Bunyoro Kingdom as they commemorate Omukama’s 25th anniversary, it is sad to learn of the passing of a distinguished elder, Mrs. Christine Biira Mukirania, mother of His Majesty the Omusinga of Rwenzururu Charles Wesley Mumbere. I condole with the Omusinga and the people of Rwenzururu Kingdom, and pray that God rests her soul in eternal peace.”
The legislator however pitted Omusinga who was barred from his kingdom 2 years ago following what he (Bobi Wine) called state-massacred of more than 150 citizens in the area.
“Her death comes more than two years since the Omusinga was stopped from entering his kingdom after the state massacred more than 150 citizens from there. We know that these trials and tribulations will soon pass, God being our help,” said the legislator.
The queen mother’s death whose cause isn’t yet established was announced by Moses Kibanzanga, the deceased’s grandson on Tuesday atthe late queen mother’s demise at around 10:00 am.
The Woman MP of Kasese district has expressed her condolence to the Rwenzururu Royal family through social media that “It is with great sadness that I have learnt of the passing on of the Rwenzururu Queen Mother (Nyamukama), Her Royal Highness, Christine Biira Mukirania. On behalf of all people from Kasese District, Hon. Bwambale Yokasi Bihande and I, send our deepest condolences to the Mukirania family and the Banyarwenzuru na Banyarwenzuru kali at this difficult time.”
She added that they celebrate the extraordinary life of this remarkable woman who devoted her life to guard, serve and jealously fight for the identity of the Bakonzo.
“It’s unfortunate that she has died at a time when our identity is still under threat, her counsel, efforts and motherly love for Rwenzori will surely be missed Rest in Peace Mukaka of Rwenzori! ,” she said in a post.