The Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, has come to Europe for medical treatment as well as to perform official tasks for the kingdom.
When the Kabaka travels abroad for particular engagements, according to the Katikkiro, Charles Peter Mayiga, he takes time out to meet his medical team for a routine health check. Kingdom officers accompanied him to Entebbe International Airport.
“I believe the Kabaka will be able to meet with his doctors this time, and we are aware that the Kabaka’s health difficulties require special attention. The doctors in Uganda must collaborate with ours to determine what additional care he can receive to maintain his health.” Katikkiro
According to the Katikkiro, the Kabaka, who left Entebbe aboard the KLM Airlines, will go through several European countries, including the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
Mr Mayiga stated, “His Majesty the Kabaka will use this tour to entice some European investors to invest in Uganda, particularly in the Buganda Kingdom.”
“I’ve informed the Kabaka subjects on past occasions that when the Kabaka travels abroad, he meets various kingdom partners, and I presented them to the kingdom leaders who were on the retreat last week,” he added.
Last Monday, Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo told mourners at the Muyenga residence of former Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah that the king had been evacuated to Germany for treatment.
In a rebuke to what he called “lumpens…wicked” Baganda elements who protested Oulanyah’s departure abroad for specialized care, the Chief Justice said:
“However, your ethnic leader, you, you, you who were protesting, your ethnic leader was flown to Germany on a presidential jet using taxpayer cash.”
He had no right to be there. You failed to demonstrate… Only a super wicked person can battle the dead, and only a wicked person can fight a person fighting for his life. It is an abomination without a name to us.”
On Monday, he apologized, which the Buganda Kingdom appreciated.