Kabaka opens 26th session of Buganda Lukiiko

Sounds of the royal Mujaguzo drums filled the air at Bulange – Mengo in Kampala as the Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II and the Nabagareka (queen) Sylvia Nagginda arrived for this year’s official opening of the Buganda Lukiiko (Parliament).

Clad in his royal regalia, the Kabaka upon arrival performed the ritual sounding of the royal drums before proceeding to the Lukiiko hall for the symbolic opening of the Lukiiko which comes after the celebration of his coronation anniversary.

The Kabaka performs the ritual sounding of the Mujaguzo drums

Several officials mostly those who were appointed as the kingdom’s representatives in the diaspora took turns to pledge their allegiance to the Kabaka.

Among these was journalist Enoch Mayanja Kiyaga who formerly worked with Monitor Publications and Radio One before moving to Manchester in the UK.

The Kabaka during the Lukiiko

Addressing the Lukiiko, the Kabaka emphasised the need for unity and peaceful co-existence.

“We should fight all attempts intended to divide and take us off the course,” the Kabaka said.

He urged the Lukiiko to take a deep reflection on the issues he spoke about during his 25th Coronation Anniversary.

Before a mammoth gathering on July 31 at his Mengo palace, the Kabaka decried the rampant greed and corruption that he said paused a challenge on Uganda’s development.