The Kasese Resident District Commissioner, Capt James Bwesigye has warned people against participating in the walk to work protests, just two days to the third anniversary of the Rwenzururu King, Charles Wesley Mumbereâ€™s formal coronation.
Bwesigye on Saturday warned that if the people in the strongly opposition district engage in the walk to work campaign, it will deal a big blow to the preparations for the coronation anniversary.
The Iremangoma was formally crowned king and the Rwenzururu kingdom recognized on October 19th 2008 in Kasese town. But the Bakonjo count the coronation back to October 1966, when, as a teenager, Mumbere took over from his father Isaya Mukirania following the latter’s death.
The coronation anniversary is anticipated to be attended by the two presidents-Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
As the Activists for Change (A4C) plan to take on a week long country wide walk to work campaign to protest against the increased prices of commodities and corruption, the Rwenzururu Kingdom will have a number of events throughout.
On Tuesday October 18, dozens of Banyarwenzururu will participate in an ultra-sky marathon, where the Iremangoma will be chief guest.
The RDC said that security agencies in Kasese are not ready to deal with two issues at at the same time.
In April this year, Kasese district opposition leaders failed to hold peaceful prayers at the Rwenzori Square in Kasese Municipality after police stepped in to stop any gathering that would result into a riot.