The Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Mwenda Mutebi II today showed in public for the first time in over six months to celebrate his 66th birthday at the Kingdom palace in Bulange Mengo.
With speculations and concerns raised over the King’s health recently, his appearance today in public left many citizens skeptical if he was genuinely fine and healthy or not.
Last week, the Buganda Kingdom Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga while delivering the Kabaka’s Easter Message was forced to assure the people of Buganda that they will see Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II at the right time.
Mayiga was responding to speculations and banters raised by social media bloggers who demanded to know the whereabouts of the King.
“Where is the king? Stop fooling us,” a one Mwoyo gwa Gwanga tweeted.
Mayiga responded on his official Twitter account “Mujja kumulaba nga asiimye,” loosely translated “You will see him when he deems it necessary.”
Now showing up in public on Tuesday to attend his 66th birthday celebrations, the King looked frail and unwell thus prompting a section of netizens to question the state of his health.
Here is the video of the Kabaka arriving for his 66th birthday celebrations
Below is how several Ugandans reacted on social media