KAMPALA — Buganda Kingdom has slammed social media agitators on Kabaka Ronald Mutebi’s health— warning king’s men and women against listening to falsehood being spread over social media by the people who are plotting to break the Kingdom.
In an emotional statement on Wednesday the Kabaka Mutebi Personal Secretary Dick Kasolo said to break a Kingdom, one has to weaken its norms and rituals first.
“There has been an outpouring of concern and well wishes for the health and well being of Ssabasajja Kabaka Ronald Mutebi II since the celebration of his 66th birthday on the 13th April 2021”
“While we continue to pray for the Kabaka’s health and long life there is increasing concern and a need to guard against speculative, false and outrightly malicious allegations circulating on social media”.
“The malicious falsehoods have ranged from an allegation that the Kabaka had passed away last year or that he was admitted on an emergency basis to Nakasero Hospital a few days ago”
“There are also pointed attacks against senior members of the Royal Family, the Katikkiro and officials of the Kabaka’s government as well as against eminent Buganda personalities. The falsehoods and malicious allegations being instigated and spread by people who claim to love and be concerned about the Kabaka, whereas they are not”
“In fact there is a clear and discernible plot by those enemies of Buganda to use this opportunity to weaken the Kingdom by creating rifts amongst the people of Buganda and undermining the Kabaka’s officials, especially the Katikkiro, Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga and other Kabaka’s strong supporters.
“Please beware of the false messages that are going around. Let us be discerning and careful about what we see, hear or share on social media.
“Do not lend a hand to the enemies of Buganda and Uganda by spreading false information which is intended to cause fear, alarm and undue excitement. The effort to weaken the Kingdom shall not succeed. The disguised, concern for the Kingdom should not deceive anyone”
“Please do not pay any attention to misleading false social media message propagandists. They pretend to support Kabaka and Buganda when their real aim is to destroy Kabaka and Buganda”