Kabaka Crosses Ssezibwa as Visit to Kayunga Starts Top story

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The Kabaka cut a tape at Ssezibwa Bridge to signify his triumphant entry into Bugerere, a county which the Banyara community initially claimed is not part of Buganda. The Sight and mood at Sezibwa today is the opposite of what transpired in 2009 when the then Katikkiro of Buganda Eng. J.B Walusimbi was blocked from crossing the lake, separating Kyaggwe from Bugerere.

The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has arrived at Ssezibwa as he starts the much anticipated visit to Bugerere County in Kayunga District.

The Kabaka was received by the Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga, thousands of his subjects, politicians and sazza chiefs amid tight security.  Mayiga arrived at Ssezibwa 30 minutes earlier

The Kabaka cut a tape at Ssezibwa Bridge to signify his triumphant entry into Bugerere, a county which the Banyara community initially claimed is not part of Buganda. The Sight and mood at Sezibwa today is the opposite of what transpired in 2009 when the then Katikkiro of Buganda Eng. J.B Walusimbi was blocked from crossing the lake, separating Kyaggwe from Bugerere.

Grace Turyagumanawe, the same man who stopped Eng Walusimbi from entering Kayunga, at Sezibwa Bridge four years ago is at the forefront of ensuring the Kabaka’s safety on this three-day historic visit.

Heavy Police deployment is maintained along the Kampala-Mukono-Kayunga highway to ensure safe Passage for the Kabaka and his subjects.

Our team reports that the deployment is heavier in Bweyogerere, Mukono, Nakifuma and Ssezibwa. ASP James Ruhweza, the Regional Police Commander (RPC), Kampala Metropolitan is commanding the group at Bweyogerere, Andrew Felix Kaweesi is commanding in Nakifuma while Judith Nabakooba commands the team at Ssezibwa
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Nabakooba says the deployment should not cause alarm because it’s a precaution to guarantee security of the Kabaka and his subjects who are lined up along Kayunga Road to welcome him amidst pomp.

The Kabaka is expected to inspect Kayunga hospital on the first day of the historical visit from which he will tour a banana plantation at Ssaza headquarters in Kayunga, meet the Abakenyi group of people, and Launch a silo for storing agricultural produce.

He is also expected to tour a livestock farm belonging to Owekitibwa Fred Mugalula Mbombo in Galiraya parish and plant trees and address his subjects in Baale Parish.