PHOTOS: Joyous Mood at Mengo as Kabaka Celebrates 68th Birthday

The celebrations took place at the King’s Palace in Mengo with a very healthy, recuperating King on the throne, which left the subjects overjoyed with his health.

The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi cuts the cake at Bulange, Mengo for his 68th birthday celebration on April 13, 2023. PHOTO/HANDOUT

KAMPALA, UGANDA: The Kabaka of Buganda, His Majesty Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II celebrated his 68th birthday amid joy and excitement among his subjects at Bulange Mengo.

The celebrations took place at the King’s Palace in Mengo with a very healthy, recuperating King on the throne, which left the subjects overjoyed with his health.

In a brief speech at the ceremony attended by a select team of about 250 invited guests, Kabaka Mutebi called for unity saying this was the surest path for the subjects to succeed.

“Unity is the main foundation to our victory and I request for more support. Let us fight against HIV by abstaining from unprotected sex, going for testing and taking medication as prescribed by the doctors.”

Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II arrives at Mengo Bulange for his 68th birthday celebration accompanied by the Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga and other kingdom officials on April 13, 2023. PHOTO/HANDOUT

The Buganda King thanked everyone, especially the Religious Leaders for praying for him and further applauded his subjects for being committed, supportive and sticking to the main objective of supporting and protecting the kingdom despite the existing challenges.

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The cake that was cut for the Kabaka’s 68th birthday celebration

The birthday celebration was the third public appearance in less than a week following his return from a routine medical check-up in Germany.

Kabaka Mutebi II addressing subjects at his 68th birthday celebrations at Bulange, Mengo on Thursday, April 13, 2023

The Premier of the Buganda Kingdom, Mr Charles Peter Mayiga, said that Kabaka’s birthday is significant because it is not about counting the number of years he has lived but to see how his life has impacted the kingdom.

“During the reign of Kabaka Mutebi II, we have witnessed the revolution of science and innovation, this has enhanced the development within the kingdom and the most development we have witnessed is the restoration of the Buganda Kingdom,’’ Mr Mayiga said.

Prince Wasajja and Nnaalinya Agnes Nabaloga (Lubuga wa Kabaka) at the function

“Celebrating 68th birthday means the Buganda Kingdom is becoming stronger as the years pass by, this initiative started when he was 38 and now he has made 68 this is really a blessing. This year’s celebration was under the theme of culture and heritage, history of the kingdom which means these two have been promoted and protected,” he added.

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He also revealed that it’s now ten years since the kingdom started to put health issues at the fore while celebrating the king’s birthday. “We have put emphasis on health issues because we realised that people have abandoned taking care of their health and end up getting non-communicable diseases. We have warned the public on self-medication because it’s very dangerous.’’

Deputy Katikkiros Owek Waggwa Nsibirwa and Owek Hajji Twaha Kawaase at the function
Christ the King choir entertaining the King at his 68th Birthday Celebrations

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