Mukono Municipality member of parliament Betty Nambooze has castigated fellow politician Muwanga Nsubuga for not knowing the cultural norms of the institution he belongs to and whose very function he was assaulted from.
Nsubuga was Yesterday dragged off the MPs queue to great the Kabaka by an angry youth named Ntege William a former WBS journalist.
Ntege was arrested by police and taken to Mubende police station where he is being detained.
Simeo threatened arresting, taking legal actions against Opposition members whom he accuse of masterminding the attacker. He raised the same allegations to parliament as a matter of national importance before he was ruled out of order by the deputy speaker.
Talking to journalists this afternoon Nambooze said that what Ntege did is culturally acceptable in Buganda. “It’s a duty of every loyal subject of the Kingdom to stop any person deemed unfit to face the Kabaka from appearing before him”,Nambooze said.
Nambooze a former chairperson of Buganda civic education committee said that, Buganda culture specifies categories of people who if when detected must be stopped by any Muganda from prostrating before the king;
1. A person whom you have reason believe that he/she can cause danger to the Kabaka
2. A person likely to cause disrepute to the Kabaka
3. A person who committed a Cowardice act while in Kabaka’s service or betrayed the kingdom.
Nambooze further highlited that Buganda culture has a systematic way to clear griviences resulting from unfair treatment other than resorting to Police or parliament.
I’m so surprised that Simeo went to participate in a cultural function when he is ignorant of our culture as the Baganda.
On commercing a public function the Kabaka appoints a Kattikiro without Ddamula to head the ceremony. For yesterday Owek.Kiyimba was appointed to head this function and the same was announced.
Additionally, its incumbent upon any Muganda to stop a man/woman of no substance or any person he has reason to believe that he will harm or bring disrepute to the king to appear before the Kabaka and in so doing that person commits no offence.
If a person is stopped or barred unfairly to appear before the Kabaka, that person appeals to the functions Kattikiro directly or to the Kabaka through his clan leader.
I was at a close distance to where Nsubuga was and I saw with my own eyes Ntege barring him from accessing the Kabaka. He wasn’t beaten as he alleges but stopped within the realms of our culture. For Simeo to run to police and Parliament to report Ntege is to exhibit is ignorance about our culture and to vindicate Ntege that indeed he wasn’t fit to appear before the King.
We are to line up a dozen lawyers to defend Ntege.