The King of Buganda, Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has called for investigations into the killing of innocent Ugandans that died during the Free Bobi Wine riots.
The Kabaka voiced his plea to have the murderers apprehended and paraded before courts of law during this year’s annual Airtel Kabaka run where over 20,000 loyalists participated.
The Buganda’s treasure wondered how Ugandans could just die and yet no offenders have been arrested so far and called for an immediate investigation.
“There should be an inquiry into the death of all these people,” “I would like to tell government that there should be an inquiry into the death of those people,” Kabaka Mutebi said.
He compared the riots to those that occurred in 1945 in which eight died and several were injured.
“Those who know the history of Uganda will know that in 1945, during the colonial period, there were protests around here and 8 people were killed but the government then felt that although only 8 people died, a commission of inquiry was set up to investigate the causes of protests and the deaths,” Kabaka said.
The Kabaka run, which was supposed to be in April was successfully held yesterday to commemorate the King’s birthday.
The run also seeks to benefit the right against HIV/AIDS.