Kabaka’s Health Condition: Katikiro Provides Assurance

Following the Kabaka’s absence from significant Buganda Kingdom events for several months, such as the Kabaka’s Birthday Run, his birthday celebrations, the Bika Cup Tournament finals, and the Masaza Cup finals, many people began to express concern and seek clarity on his health condition. The situation intensified when a photograph of the Kabaka in Namibia appeared on social media, prompting widespread calls for an official update from Kingdom officials.

In response, a press briefing involving all key stakeholders was held at Bulange Mengo on Tuesday, where the Katikiro of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga, addressed these concerns. He revealed that the Kabaka is currently in Namibia on the recommendation of his German physicians.

“The Kabaka has been visiting various medical practitioners both within and outside the country to monitor his health for several years now. During his recent visit to Germany, he was advised to relieve himself of some duties and rest for a few months, as hard work was found to negatively impact his health,” the Katikiro explained.

He assured the public that the Kabaka’s condition is not worrying and emphasized the importance of relying solely on official communication from the Katikiro’s office regarding the King’s health. The Katikiro and the Royal Family expressed gratitude to the people of Buganda for their patience and discipline during this period and urged everyone to refrain from spreading fake news aimed at promoting hatred.

The joint statement was signed by Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga, Prince Kintu David Wasajja on behalf of the Royal Family, and Namwama Augustine Kizito on behalf of the Bataka.