“The Kabaka is Doing Better, He Will Return when Doctors Allow Him”- Katikkiro Mayiga Speaks

Posted on June 19, 2024
By Sean Musa Carter
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In a reassuring update to the public, Katikkiro of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga, has confirmed that Kabaka Ronald Mutebi's health is significantly improving, putting to rest any major concerns.

Despite the positive news, Mayiga emphasized that the Kabaka remains under close medical supervision. Joined by Prince David Kintu Wassajja and the executive committee of the Chiefs Council, Mayiga provided these updates following a special meeting.

The statement revealed that the Kabaka is currently recovering at the Okonguarri Psychotherapeutic Centre, a specialized mental health facility in Namibia, following the advice of medical professionals.

"In recent years, the king has been attended to by specialists both locally and internationally," the statement read. "Due to health issues affecting his duties, consultations with specialists in Germany and Namibia were necessary."

In March, German specialists recommended a complete break from official duties to aid in the Kabaka's recovery.

"The specialists concluded that for proper recovery, the king should take an extended break and abstain from work altogether," the statement explained.

In alignment with this advice, the King traveled to Namibia for further treatment and recuperation.

Mayiga reassured the public, stating, "It is crucial to emphasize that the king is not bedridden or seriously ill. However, he requires time under medical care to fully regain his strength."

The Kingdom also appealed to the public for patience and to avoid spreading misinformation, urging calm amidst concerns about the King’s prolonged absence.