Museveni visits sick Rwenzururu Queen Mother

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Museveni and Rwenzururu queen mother

President Yoweri Museveni paid a courtesy call on the Queen mother of Rwenzururu Kingdom Christine Biira Mukirania at Case Clinic in Kampala where she is admitted.

Presidential Press Secretary, Lindah Nabusayi, said the President made an impromptu visit to the Clinic on his way to Addis Ababa where he joined other heads of state and government for the African union summit on Saturday.

“Before leaving for Ethiopia yesterday, I paid a courtesy call on the Rwenzururu Queen Mother, Christine Biira Mukirania, in hospital in Kampala, where she is admitted,” Museveni wrote.

Museveni who is currently in Addis Ababa, added: “I wish her a quick recovery.”

Museveni briefly talked to the Queen mother and some family members and health officials privately.

Queen Christine Mukirania is the mother of; the current King of the Rwenzururu Kingdom Wesley Charles Mumbere Iremangoma and State Minister for Agriculture Christopher Kibazanga.

Mumbere, the King of Rwenzururu Kingdom has been in and out of prison for treason.

In December last year, the National Coordinator of the Operation Wealth Creation, Gen Salim Saleh (born Caleb Akandwanahoha), assured Rwenzururu Kingdom leaders that their king Mumbere would soon be allowed to return to Kasese.

The king has not stepped a foot in any part of his kingdom since November 2016.

Gen Saleh, who had camped in the Rwenzori Sub-region, met the Rwenzururu Kingdom’s Privy Council at Margarita Hotel in Kasese before Christmas.

The court restricted King Mumbere’s movements to Kampala, Wakiso and Jinja districts as part of his stringent bail terms handed to him in February 2017 when he was released from Luzira prison.

He and about 200 others are facing several counts of terrorism, treason, murder and being in possession of illegal fire arms, among others.

The Omusinga was arrested on November 26, 2016 when the army raided his Buhikira Royal Palace to “smoke out” some of the royal guards that were allegedly involved in subversive activities.

More than 100 people, including police officers perished in the Kasese attack.

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