There have been pictures circulating on social media showing the physically weak Kabaka of Buganda in a close seat up with the President and a number of not more than five guests in what looked like a meeting.
This has raised concern especially among the passionate Baganda on social media about what the dictator Museveni was trying to address to their Kabaka.
However, a few have come out to hint that it must be a discussion about Buganda’s Milo land fights following the Kabaka’s address on Saturday, on his 28th coronation anniversary ceremony held at Nkoni Palace in Lwengo District in a response that seemed like a response to Museveni’s comments on that same land.
“It’s not anywhere else in Uganda, it is really very bad and not fair but some people support it, how do you allow these things to happen, land owners should be entitled to full ownership of their land like elsewhere in Uganda, in Ankole, nobody can chase you away from your land, you even fear.” Museveni said earlier during hero’s day celebrations in June
He said the system needs to be subjected to reforms.
This triggered the Kabaka of Buganda to give his response to this particular matter since they have been fighting for the Buganda Milo land and their request has never been granted by the government.
“We condemn those who deliberately create a situation to derail us from reminding government on what belongs to us, we have heard many people discuss about land in Buganda and many have said it is curtailing Uganda’s development. This is not true. Those who say this want to weaken the kingdom of Buganda,” Kabaka said during his 28th coronation anniversary ceremony held at Nkoni Palace in Lwengo District.
After this back-to-back backlash, the president has taken responsibility to call a meeting and have the two discuss the matter as confirmed in his tweet.
“I have held a meeting with His Majesty the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi 11 at Nakaasero State Lodge, His Majesty was in the company of Owek, Charles Peter Mayiga and Prince David Wasajja, we discussed matters of mutual interest.” Museveni said without divulging details.
This however has not stopped most Ugandans especially the Baganda from attacking the President in response to this tweet on his official twitter handle.
KelvinOmukungu @KOmukungu commented saying “You asked him for a meeting. Lol Kabaka waffe nga mumutya banange.” Which meant that the President called the Kabaka to settle the matter in a meeting because they fear and respect him.
Ssenga @Kall-essy, too commented and said “You didn’t ask the Kabaka for a meeting, he hosted you to comfirm if you received the message directly about the land.”
These and more other Ugandans have come out to express solidarity and love for their Kabaka by expressing their support through a number of comments.