Buganda Kingdom under the Kingship of King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi marks 20 years on the thrown today.
This 20th anniversary’s celebrations are to be held in Lubiri Palace in Mengo, Rubaga Division in Kampala on August 3, 2013.
The actual anniversary is July 31 (although it will be celebrated on the 3 August), Buganda will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Mutebi’s coronation with pomp and ceremony. Many Baganda, the country’s largest ethnic group, will be taking stock of the two decades of their Kabaka’s coronation.
It all began with the infamous raid by independence leader Milton Obote of King Edward Muteesa’s palace in 1966. Monarchies were abolished, the king fled into exile in the United Kingdom and his son, Muwenda Mutebi, grew up in a foreign country, accommodated and supported by friends.
Things started to change for the better on July 31, 1993 when Buganda Kingdom was restored with the coronation of Mutebi as its 36th king. The ceremony at Naggalabi, the birthplace of the kingdom, remains one of the momentous events in Buganda’s history.